Friday, June 24, 2011

survey on employment

Sample survey on employment, unemployment to begin on July 1

Secretary, Planning and Development Department G R Bhagat today inaugurated 4-day training programme in the conference hall of Directorate of Economics and Statistics.

The Jammu Regional Office of NSSO (FOD) in collaboration with Directorate of Economics and Statistics is organizing the programme from June 21 to 24 on 68th Round of NSS, which has been earmarked for surveys on ‘Household Consumer Expenditure’ and ‘Employment, Unemployment’ in Jammu and Kashmir.

The sample survey will start from July 1, 2011 and will continue up to June 30, 2012.

The workshop was attended by Sher Singh, DDG, NSSO (FOD) Jammu, B R. Lachotra, Director E&S, J&K and Kishore Kumar, Director, National Sample Survey.

Regional Joint Director, Kashmir M. Ismail Teli welcomed the Central/State dignitaries and other participants. F. A. Yasvi, Joint Director (E&S), Altaf Hussain Haji, Deputy Director, NSSO and DSEO’s of Kashmir Province also participated in the training programme. G. A. Qureshi, Ex. DG E&S also participated in the workshop.

The basic objective of the employment unemployment survey is to get estimates of the employment and unemployment characteristics at State/National level. The statistical indicators on labour market are required for planning, policy and decision making at various levels both within State and outside. Another main objective of consumer expenditure is to find out Monthly Per Capita Expenditure (MPCE) which acts as an indicator of living.

While speaking on the occasion, the Director DES appealed the public of Sample villages/Urban areas to come forward and provide the actual data. He advised the field investigators/Statistical Officers to take the training programme seriously and build an authentic data base which is very important for economic well being of the State.

The dignitaries of NSSO discussed the technicalities involved in filling up of schedules devised for the purpose. They advised the participants to carry out the survey with dedication and devotion.

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