MoSPI | Stakeholder Consultation on Skill Sets for Survey Specialists/Enumerators

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementatio
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementatio

PIB News Update: A consultation was organized by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) at New Delhi today with various stakeholders for evolving a framework to develop and nurture the sector for skilled survey enumerators and specialists, including for data quality under the skilling ecosystem so as to address the needs of organizations to have a pool of qualified and skilled persons that can undertake surveys professionally and who can be hired by agencies and manpower consultants.

The consultation was chaired by Shri Pravin Srivastava, Chief Statistician of India-cum-Secretary, MoSPI Dr. K. P. Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) addressed the stakeholders on skill development initiatives of MSDE and demand driven employment opportunities for survey enumerators/specialists in the market for being deployed in household, establishments and consumer based surveys. The focus of the consultation was to share experiences amongst the organizations involved in survey activities and Qualification Packs (QPs) for field surveys enumerators, field supervisors and data quality executives developed by Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skill Council (MEPSC) through NSDC arrangements. Representatives of National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), National Skill Development Council (NSDC), International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), RBI, Tata Trusts, etc. welcomed this unique initiative by MoSPI in improving the skilling ecosystem for undertaking surveys professionally. Several agencies involved with survey work, including research & training institutes, international agencies, Government Ministries/ Departments, and consultancy firms, participated actively in the event and gave useful suggestions.

 

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