Mangaluru, April 2: From April 11th to April 30th-2015, the social and educational census undertaken by the Karnataka government will be conducted, informed Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim on Thursday, April 2nd.
Speaking during a conversation and press meet here the Deputy Commissioner Ibrahim said, over a period of 20 days, this census by the state government will be done which covers important aspects like social, economic and educational status of the people.
This survey consists of 55 points which needs 40 minutes for each family to answer. The Chief Minister has given much importance to this survey and intends to make it a role model for entire India, said DC Ibrahim.
Special meetings and workshops were done to train DCs and ZP CEOs. The survey was supposed to be held in February with Asha and Anganwady workers, but it was later handed over to government servants so that it would be more authentic. Hence government officers have been chosen who will be responsible for conducting the survey.
The officers appointed for the job have to approach people till they get the survey done. If the family they are surveying is unavailable at the time of their visit, they should keep trying till they get the required details, he added.
District social welfare office Santhosh Kumar said, there are 3,930 blocks in the district and 4.6 lakh families. Seven officers have been appointed with DC as the chief survey officer. Each district has two resource persons, 47 master trainers, 26 charge officers, 4,125 statistical officers to collect data, and 26 designated officers.
Those who give wrong or false information in the survey form, would be punished according to law, added Santhosh.
As many as 5,000 members will conduct the survey, and sample surveys have already been done in 6 places. As it is a historic survey, all should join hands to make it successful. The state government has spent Rs 190 crore on this survey, out of which, Rs 6-7 crore was spent in Dakshina Kannada for various factors like publicity and remuneration. This will be an authentic survey, he added.
District statistical officer Pradeep D’Souza said, already officers have been trained in four phases. Those who do the survey have to enter data every evening during the course of the survey. All will be done in code system and a few aspects will be described. In the state, a total of 1,503 castes are present, out of which 101 are scheduled castes and 51 are scheduled tribes, he added.
For those who do not wish to reveal their caste, a provision of relevant code is present in the survey form, informed Pradeep D’Souza.
Information officer Khader Shah said, ample publicity regarding the survey is being given.