Govt holds preparatory workshop for 7th Economic Census
Published: May 14, 2019
By TIOLCORPLAWS News Service
NEW DELHI, MAY 14, 2019: THE Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI) here today organized a National Training Workshop of the Master Trainers, in the run up to the upcoming 7 th Edition of Economic Census. The objective of the meeting was to impart training to Master trainers (enumerators and supervisors) engaged in Seventh Economic Census (7th EC). The participants were trained on the key concepts and definitions, processes, digital platform and application to be used for the enumeration (data capture and supervision) in the field.
The 7th Economic Census -2019 is being conducted by MoSPI to provide disaggregated information on various operational and structural aspects of all establishments in the country. A comprehensive training strategy has been evolved to impart training to trainers engaged in the 7th Economic Census. After the National Training Workshop of Master Trainers here today, similar exercise would be undertaken across the country. Over 6000 State and District level training workshops would be organized during the month of May and June 2019.
The MoSPI has partnered with Common Service Centres, CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology as the implementing agency for 7th EC. An IT based digital platform for data capture, validation, report generation and dissemination would be used in this Economic Census. The fieldwork for the 7 th EC would commence in June 2019. The results of the exercise would be made available after verification and validation of the fieldwork.
Six Economic Censuses (EC) have been conducted till date. The first Economic Census was undertaken in 1977. The Second EC was carried out in 1980 followed by the Third EC in 1990. The fourth edition took place in 1998 while the fifth EC was held in 2005. The Sixth edition of Economic Census was conducted in 2013. The workshop conducted today saw the attendance by the Secretary, MoSPI, DG MoSPI, CEO, Common Service Centres- Special Purpose Vehicle, CSC-SPV and other senior officers of the ministry, State Governments and CSC-SPV.