Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011. Ministry of Rural Development Government of India. CONTENTS. Poverty Gaps and Methodology Status of SECC in States No . Of EB’s as per RGI Initiatives of MoRD Funding Key Issues Observations in the field.
Ministry of Rural Development
Government of India
Poverty Gaps and Methodology
Status of SECC in States
No . Of EB’s as per RGI
Initiatives of MoRD
Observations in the field
Based on recommendations of Expert Group, results of Pilot Survey and detailed discussion with all stakeholders a methodology was proposed.
Methodology included automatic exclusion and inclusion criteria and deprivation indicators.
After feedback / discussions with states, experts, NGOs following decision taken.
Joint Statement by Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission and hon’ble Minister of RD issued on 3rd October 2011, a major policy level shift from proposed methodology announced
Specific entitlements that rural households will receive under various central government programmes and schemes decided after the SECC, 2011 survey results are available and analysed.
The present state-wise poverty estimates using the Planning Commission methodology will NOT be used to impose any ceilings.
Consultation with states, experts and civil society organizations to arrive at a consensus on the methodology by the time the SECC, 2011 is completed.
An Expert Committee will be appointed to ensure that this methodology is consistent with the provisions of the Food Security Bill as it finally emerges.
Funds sanction to States/UTs are for entire operations of SECC 2011including Urban and Caste Census segment; Funds released to the agency designated by the States/UTs.
States/UTs to decide mechanism for further release of funds to other Departments.
Detailed Guidelines issued for payment of honorarium and TA/DA at different levels.
Sanctioned amount includes Provision for miscellaneous activities.
The States/UTs to decide expenditure to be borne on various activities for the successful completion of the SECC 2011. Total expenditure should not exceed sanctioned amount.
Additional allocation of funds for increase in EBS is as per information given by Office of RGI
The States/UTs not to create such liabilities which will involve any financial implication on the MoRD beyond the activities of current SECC Census.
State/UTs shall submit monthly progress and expenditure report by 10th of every month.
Initiatives in the Pipeline
Pre enumeration status to be shared with MoRD
Enumerator do not use I Card, Appointment Letter, Lay Out Map, update AHL, carry blank schedule and Stickers are not available
Entry in the household is abrupt with no proper introduction
DEO’s Asks questions and enter Data and Enumerators are Bystanders
Enumerators not noting observations
Many times respondents stand and the team sits comfortably
Locating household properly if two same name appear in AHL
Sometimes Sex of the person has been wrong in earlier data
Some information like mother’s name, father’s name is incorrect sometimes – but that can’t be corrected – so enumerators should note it separately
Questions related to disability, caste, religion are asked in ‘bulk’ and not about individual members as is expected.
Separation/Divorce – local words not used properly
PTG – understanding of the term
Manual Scavenger = Open Defecation? Legally Released Bonded Labor = Contractual annual labor?