Andhra Pradesh Smart Pulse Survey is a massive survey of all households, aimed to capture the required socio-economic data directly in digital form, with online validations. The field surveyors can enter the data by accessing the relevant portal through a connected tablet so that the data validations happen online and the scope for mistakes is minimized and the consolidation and analysis of data can be completed within 2 weeks of the completion of field survey.
The objectives of the proposed Smart Pulse Survey are summarized below:
The basic purpose of the Policy is to create the People Hub as a Single Source of Truth. This can’t be achieved unless all the relevant databases mentioned earlier are made to converge and interoperate seamlessly, within a short period of time to ensure synchronization of the various datasets. The Smart Pulse Survey precisely attempts to do this.
Against the above background, the Smart Pulse Survey can be defined as a coordinated and synchronized effort at creation, integration and convergence of the multiple databases relating to socio-economic data of the people with the SRDH database.
Government of Andhra Pradesh has adopted Aadhaar as one of the most important datasets to be used in the implementation of the development and welfare programs. The following facts bear this out:
The policy mentioned in (b) above as well as the e-Pragati Architecture mentioned in (f) above, enjoin creation of the People Hub as a Single Source of Truth of core data on the residents of the State, by undertaking a Smart Pulse Survey.
Andhra Pradesh has already created a State Resident Datahub (SRDH) in association with the UIDAI. The SRDH mirrors the Aadhaar data relating to AP from the Data Repository of UIDAI in Bangalore/ Manesar. The data is updated at a defined periodicity. The Basic Data on any resident that Aadhaar has, contains the fields Unique Aadhaar Number, Name, C/o Name, Date of Birth or Year of Birth, Gender, Address, Postal PIN code, Photo, Biometric data (10 fingerprints + Iris). While UIDAI has shared the demographic data elements with SRDH, the biometric data is available for a case-to-case online bio-metric authentication.