Surveys are going to play a tremendous role
Prof S.P. Mukherjee, Chairman, Expert Group on five All-India Surveys, inaugurated an additional office of Labour Bureau in the Salt Lake City, Kolkata today.This new office is likely to become a hub of important survey related activities for the entire Eastern Region and will serve the purpose of coordinating/ monitoring the progress of the field work through a dedicated team of Young Professionals/ Subject Matter Experts and officers of the Labour Bureau.
Highlighting the importance of these surveys, Prof. S.P. Mukherjee informed that these five Surveys are going to play a tremendous role at national level by providing data on the most effected labour market as inputs in policy making especially in the times of COVID-19 pandemic. He said, these surveys will fill the huge data gap that exists on the employment numbers, especially in the unorganized sector through All-India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey.
Shri D.P.S. Negi Director General, Labour Bureau, informed that out of these five surveys, field work for data collection under two surveys, namely All-India Survey of Migrant workers and All-India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey has already been launched in many states from 1st April 2021. However, in the state of West Bengal, the field work under these two surveys will be launched in the first week of May, 2021 after the election results.
Labour Bureau, an attached office of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India has been entrusted the task of five All-India surveys, namely:
- All India Survey of Domestic Workers,
- All India Survey of Migrant workers,
- All India Survey on Employment generated by Transport Sector,
- All India Survey on Employment generated by Professionals
- All-India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey