Obtaining accurate data across the demographic of a state makes a huge difference in the way strategies are formulated ahead. AP government has made it a point to consider this as a serious area and has come up with a streamlined procedure.
Andhra Pradesh Smart Pulse Survey is now one of the state government’s most critical avenues that is being worked upon.
A massive survey of all households, Smart Pulse aims to capture the required socio-economic data directly in digital form, with online validations. The field surveyors have to enter the data by accessing the relevant portal through a connected tablet so that the data validations happen online. Here, the scope for mistakes is minimal and the consolidation and analysis of data can be completed within 2 weeks of the completion of field survey.
How Smart Pulse Works
A specific format of the People Hub is in place, 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 will then be accessed by the enumerators during the Smart Pulse Survey. A detailed user manual will be issued for the use of the enumerators and the supervisors.
A total of 30,000 enumerators will be deployed across the districts of the state, selected from various departments. Each of the enumerator will be assigned a specific block, known as Enumerator’s Block (EB), that contains a population of 1000 people. This roughly constitutes 300 households.
The survey will 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.
Train the Trainer Program
Skill development will also be conducted with a series of Train-the-Trainer programs that will be held at the State and District levels. Requisite knowledge and skills will be offhanded to conduct the survey. The trainers will conduct 1-day training for the supervisors and enumerators at the Mandal level.
Plan of Action – Components
The District Collectors will 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.
Interactive APP Interface
The app that is being developed for the survey will be fully enabled, with great interface mechanism and established structure. The app will come loaded with the following:
Registration of Enumerators and SO
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.