NSSO, CUK celebrate Statistics Day - 29 June 2014
Srinagar, June 29: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) officiating Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din today said the data collection for analyzing the growth and development of any sector in the country should be accurate and authentic.
“The data collection plays a pivotal role and helps the Government in framing the policies and plans in various sectors for the benefit of the people,” said Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din while addressing a function organized to celebrate the “Statistics Day” on the theme “Service Sector Statistics with Reference to State Jammu and Kashmir.
The event was held at the CUK’s Transit Campus Sonwar, organized by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) (Field Operations Division) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Government of India, Regional Office Srinagar, in collaboration with the Department of Economics, CUK.
Flanked by the Dean School of Social Science, Prof G M Bhat and Director, NSSO, Mr. Altaf Hussain Haji (ISS), Prof Mehraj-ud-Din said, “The NSSO was doing a commendable job by collecting the data regarding healthcare, education and literacy and providing the same to the Government for framing the policies accordingly.”
Dean School of Social Science, Prof G M Bhat while speaking on the occasion said the data collection for services was a herculean task. “One has to take due care in choosing the methodologies and designing the techniques for undertaking the data collection in service sector,” Prof Bhat said. He said that for the overall development of the country, the data collection in the respective sectors has to be accurate so that the same could also be used in future. Prof. Bhat said the Department of Economics would like to collaborate with the NSSO and other state level organizations for future endeavors.
Director, NSSO, Mr. Altaf Hussain Haji said the service sector is the lifeline for the socio-economic growth of the country. “It is today the largest and fast growing sector globally contributing more to the global output and employing more people than any other sector. The reason for the growth of the service sector is increase in urbanization,” he said adding the NSSO plays an important role to collect the data of service sector as and when required by the government. “The data of NSSO has been instrumental in developing a strong database on various socio-economic parameters through its country wide sample surveys,” he added.
Controller of Examination, Dr. Nazir A Gilkar and other officials of the University and NSSO were also present on the occasion.
In the technical session, G R Malik Ex-Director, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Mr. G A Qureshi, Ex Director General, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Prof. G. M. Bhat, Dean Social Science CUK, Dr. Showkat Anwar Bhat, Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, Ms Masarat Siddique, Mr. M Amin Wani, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Mr. Mehraj and Mr. Showkat presented their papers on various issues related to data collection for use in different segments of the economy preferably service sector. Participation certificates were also given to the participants. Vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. Kavita Singh of NSSO.