FORMAT & PROCEDURE FOR SMART PULSE SURVEY

The Annexure shows the Format of the People Hub, which consists of both the Demographic Data (Aadhaar data from SRDH) and the Socio-Economic data (beneficiary-data related (in the departmental databases). An online application interface is being developed for use by the enumerators during the Smart Pulse Survey. A detailed user manual will be issued for the use of the enumerators and the supervisors.

The following is a high-level description of the procedure proposed for the Survey.

A. Administrative Logistics Of The Survey:

  • Altogether 30,000 enumerators will be deployed in all the Districts, drawn from the participating departments (mentioned in para 6 below).
  • Each enumerator shall be assigned an Enumerator's Block (EB) consisting of a population of 1000, which may constitute about 300 households.
  • The survey would be carried out for 45 Days, 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday. The enumerators will have the opportunity to fill up the entries missing due reasons like "house locked", "person not available" or "Supporting Documents not available readily", in the intervening Saturday/ Sunday.
  • Survey shall be conducted from 9 am to 6 pm on each day, with a break of 1 hour from 1 to 2 pm.
  • On an average, each enumerator will have to cover 14 households on each survey day.
  • For every 10 enumerators, one Supervisory Officer (SO) will be appointed. The SO shall undertake a verification of 5% of the entries made by each enumerator during the previous day.
  • A series of Train-the-Trainer programs will be held at the State and District levels, to impart the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct the survey. The trainers, in turn, will conduct 1-day training for the supervisors and enumerators at the Mandal level.
  • Appropriate publicity campaign will be undertaken by the I&PR department, prior to the conduct of the Survey.
  • The District Collectors shall prepare a Plan of Action, consisting of delineation of EB's, appointment of SO's and Enumerators, conducting the training programs, arranging for the publicity campaign and monitoring the progress of the survey through senior officers.

B. Technical Logistics For The Survey:

  • The Survey will be carried out using connected tablets supplied recently. Paper-based survey shall not be allowed.
  • To enable survey to be carried out in areas not having cellular coverage, offline data-entry on the tablet will be allowed, including capture of biometrics offline. The enumerator will be required to reach an area having connectivity at the end of each day, and validate the data entered offline.
  • The App developed by ITE&C department will have suitable interfaces for
    • Registration of Enumerators and SO's
    • Allocation of EB's to all Enumerators and SOs, by the Collectors.
    • Online/offline data entry by enumerators, along with online/offline validation features;
    • Validation by the SOs, including making any corrections in the data entered by the Enumerators;
    • Approval of the data by the beneficiary/ resident, using bio-metric authentication (online/offline);
    • Approval of the data by the Enumerator and SO (5% by the latter) through biometric authentication.
    • Online, real-time MIS to monitor the progress of enumeration by the Senior Officers.
  • Technically qualified personnel, trained in the application will be positioned at the Revenue Division level, for attending to technical problems that may arise during the survey.
  • A Central Control room will be established by the ITE&C department to attend to field level issues and problems.