NSS & Tabulation

    N.S.S. & Tabulation Section

    In a large country like India, it is next to impossible to contact and collect information from each and every individual owing to enormous resources required.

    The National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) was set up by the Government of India in 1969, to collect socio-economic data employing scientific sampling methods.

    In Haryana, National Sample Survey work of State samples are being done by E.S.O., Planning Department.

    Process of Data Collection by NSS

    1. National Sample Surveys are conducted in the form of various rounds having period from 6 months to one year for each round.
    2. For each round, two types of samples known as “Central Samples” and “State Samples” have been allotted for conducting these surveys
    3. Surveys of Central Samples are conducted by Govt. of India and those of State Samples by States.
    4. The 64rd round of such survey has started from 1st July, 2006 and will continue up to 30th June, 2007.

    Purpose & Main Objectives

    1. To make use for policy making and plan formulation.
    2. To ascertain the level of poverty on the basis of consumer expenditure.
    3. To know the employment & unemployment situation.
    4. To know incidence & prevalence of disability and their socio-economic status.
    5. To access the housing condition of the people.
    6. To know the basic amenities available to the villagers.
    7. To know about the workforce engaged in various sectors of the economy.
    8. To know the impact of literacy on social aspects i.e. sex ratio, child marriage etc.

    Main Functions & Activities

    1. Training the Officers/Officials of the department engaged in conducting the survey.
    2. Conducting field survey by adopting the concepts & definitions lay down for the purpose of the survey.
    3. Inspection of Field survey work.
    4. Joint Inspections are also done in each sub-round (of 3 months duration) by the Senior Officers of NSSO (GOI) & ESO, Haryana for improvement of survey work.
    5. Convening Quarterly meeting to review the progress of field survey work.
    6. Sorting out the problems faced during survey work.
    7. Scrutiny of filled in schedules at district level District Statistical Officer.
    8. Scrutiny and validity checks of these filled in schedules at State Headquarter.
    9. Data entry work is done at State Headquarter.
    10. Validation work (to make data error free) by specially trained staff at headquarter.
    11. Generation of results and tables by application of Software developed for this purpose.
    12. Analysis of results on different aspects and preparation of final report on desired topic.

    Procedure of Collection of Data

    1. The Investigator makes a visit to the selected sampled village/urban block.
    2. Lists all the households and selects specified number of households on a scientific basis. (as laid down by National Sample Survey Organization)
    3. Collect the detailed information in the prescribed schedules by interviewing the head of the households or any knowledgeable member of the household
    4. Collects auxiliary information for each household/enterprise/ establishment.
    5. Some examples of auxiliary information that have been collected in the latest NSS rounds are given in the box provided.
    Auxiliary Information
    Type of Survey : Auxiliary information collected at the listing stage
    Household : Means of livelihood; land possessed(for rural): MPCE (for urban) : presence of disable member etc
    Enterprise : Number of workers hired & total staff.
    • Necessary amendments and clarifications are sent to field staff from Headquarter from time to time.