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Activities of the various Divisions of the DPSE

Division I    deals with all administrative aspects and accounts related matters in respect of officers and staff of the Directorate.

Division II  is responsible for bringing out the annual publication like Statistical hand Book, Goa At a Glance, Census of Government Employees, Socio-Economic Indicators, Goa Economy in figures etc., which are useful for planning purpose and also disseminate information at large.

Publications released by Div II

Statistical Hand Book of Goa

The Statistical Handbook is a pocket size yearly publication which contains data on  important socio economic Indicators of Goa and also gives the District and Taluka wise information .

Goa Economy in Figures

Goa Economy in figures gives important statistical indicators of Goa at the time of attaining Statehood (1987-88) and for the two consecutive years preceding the year of publication. The publication commemorates the Goa Statehood day on 30th May.

Indicators of Socio-Economic Development

It is a yearly brochure containing data on important Indicators of socio economic development prior to Liberation or immediately after Liberation as also at the time of attaining Statehood in 1987, and the year for which the brochure is published. This brochure commemorates the Goa Liberation Day on 19th December.

Goa at a Glance

It is a one page publication containing the Taluka-wise data of the important development indicators of Goa ’s  Economy for the year, of the publication.

 Census of Government Employees

This publication brings out information on the number of employees and their distribution across Departments in various categories classified by sex, SC/ST status, employment status, pay scale etc. The data is presented separately for the State Government Departments, Grant-in-Aid Institutions and State Public Sector Undertakings for analytical purpose.

Division III  is entrusted with the work of formulation, review of performance, monitoring  of Plan expenditure and appraisal of the Annual Plans as well as Five year Plans of the State. It assists the State Planning Board which is constituted under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of the State comprising eminent personalities from different field like Industry, Trade, Commerce etc. with the objective of advising the Government on policy issues best suited for the development of the State.

Publications brought out by Div III : The Planning division brings out  publications viz, “Five Year Plans“, “Annual Plans“, “Economic Survey” and prepares the Budget Document “Explanatory Memorandum on the Plan schemes included in the budget “.

Division IV is responsible for compilation of estimates of State Domestic Product for Goa , annually, both at current and constant prices. The estimates of State Domestic Product serve as a useful indicator of the overall economic changes in the State. The income generated in different sectors of the economy over a period of time and the changes in the inter-sectoral growth throw light on the direction in which the economy of the State has been moving.

Publications brought out by Div IV :

Rural Wages :- This brochure presents data on wages paid to workers engaged in various agricultural and non-agricultural operations in all the talukas of the State of Goa . The data is broadly indicative of the wage pattern prevalent in rural areas of the State.

Budget in Brief: - This brochure seeks to present the salient features of the budget of the State Government for reference year and facilities comparison of key parameters which contain the actual receipts and expenditure of the Government for the preceding year, revised estimates for the current year and budget estimates for the ensuring year.

Credit Deposit Ratio: - This brochure of Credit Deposit Ratio presents the trend in aggregate Bank Deposits and Credit in the State with 1980-81 as the base year.

Economic & Purpose Classification: - In order to assess the economic purpose significance of the budgetary transaction, a reclassification of the budget account

which would through light on the extent of capital formation out of the budgetary resources saving of the Government and contribution of the government to the income generation etc. is very much necessary. With these objectives in view, the  Economic and Purpose Classification of the Budget is prepared.

Estimates of Gross Fixed Capital Formation:-  The estimates of Gross Fixed Capital  Formation provide an indicator of the  growth of productive potential of the  economy. The report gives a broad picture of the annual creation and addition to the fixed capital by type of assets and industry of use in Public Sector separately for the State Government, Departmental Enterprises, Non-Departmental Enterprises, Local Bodies including Supra Regional Sectors.

Agricultural Census: - This brochure covers the information on number and area of operational holdings according to size classes, land utilization, Crop wise and source wise irrigated area, cropping pattern, tenancy etc. Also the report gives a narrative account of the historical background, physical and demographic features.

Minor Irrigation: -   It presents the statistics of area irrigated under different crops according to the seasons. Minor Irrigation schemes include all schemes of Ground water Development and Surface water Development (flow and lift) which individually have a Culturable  Command Area of up to 2000 ha.

Division V conducts various surveys to evaluate and monitor the programmes / schemes being Implemented by the Government.

Division VI

a)      National Sample Survey :-

National Sample Survey (NSS) Division carries out regular surveys in the State to collect socio- economic data on current topics on a matching sample basis with the Central Sample as per guidelines of National Sample Survey Organisation (Field Operation Division), Government of India. The Socio Economic surveys are multi-subject/multi-purpose, multi dimensional cross section enquiries. The objective is to cover the gaps in data required for preparation of development plans.

As per guidelines from NSSO (FOD), New Delhi , this Directorate has been participating in the National Sample Surveys. Valuable information on employment and unemployment, Consumer expenditure, land  holdings, livestock enterprises, debt and investment, social consumption, demography, health care facilities , morbidity and disability, etc. has been gathered  through the  household surveys.

b) Annual Surveys of Industries

The Annual Survey of Industries covers all factories registered under sections 2m(i) and 2m(ii) of the Factories Act, 1948, employing 10 or more workers using power and those employing 20 or more workers without using power. The survey also covers bidi and cigar manufacturing units registered under the Bidi and Cigar Workers Act, 1966, employing 10 or more workers using power and those employing 20 or more workers without using powers. The Inspectorate of Factories and Boilers, provides the list of registered factories. It constitutes the ASI frame that is updated every year through addition of newly registered factories as well as deletion of de-registered Units. These registered units have been divided into two categories the units with 200 or more workers are called census units and the rest of the units are called sample units. The Division regularly receives the annual ASI returns from NSSO (FOD), Panaji - Goa . The characteristics such as fixed capital, Working capital, workers, total persons engaged, wages/salaries and other emoluments, input, output, depreciation, Net Value added, Income etc. are analyzed. The industries are arranged under various industry groups in terms of 2-digit code National Industrial Classification.

c) Index of Industrial Production

Index of Industrial and Mineral Production which is prepared in accordance with the guidelines from CSO analyzes structural changes in growth of Industrial and Mining Sectors. The production data is collected from registered factories under sections 2(m) (i) and 2(m) (ii) Act, 1948. The Indices have been compiled upto the month of March 2004 (Provisional figures) with base year 1993-94.

The revision of base year from 1993-94 to 1999-2000 for compilation of indices, as per the guidelines Central Statistical Organisation (CSO), New Delhi , is in progress.

Division VII

a. Implementation of Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969:

The Director of Planning, Statistics and Evaluation has been designated also as the Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths. He acts as the Chief Executive Officer for the implementation of the provisions of the Registration of Births and Deaths

(RBD) Act, 1969. He is responsible for issuing suitable instructions, co-ordinating, unifying and supervising the work of registration in the State for securing an efficient system of registration of births and deaths.

In rural areas, the Village Panchayat Secretaries and in urban areas, the Chief Officers of the Municipal Councils, have been appointed as Registrars who are responsible to register every birth and death, which occurs in the area under their jurisdiction.

To monitor the work of Registrars and to extend them necessary guidance and assistance in the implementation of the RBD Act, 1969, the Additional Collectors of North and South Districts, have been appointed as the District Registrars for the respective Districts. Similarly, all the eleven Block Development Officers have been appointed as the Additional District Registrars for the same purpose.

The pre - 1971 records of registration of births and deaths, which were hitherto being maintained by Civil Registrar Cum Sub Registrar in each taluka, have been ordered by the Hon’ble High court to be shifted to the Archives for chemical treatment and scientific preservation.  The Chief Registrar causes the information in the returns on the registered births and deaths during the year, which are furnished by the registrars, to be compiled and published in the form of Statistical Reports.

b. Price Division:

Price Division is responsible for collection of retail as well as wholesale prices of essential commodities for the purpose of computing Consumer Price Index Numbers for the middle class non-manual employees and for the industrial workers in Goa . For this purpose, prices of items consumed by the non-industrial workers are collected every week from the selected markets in Goa and the Consumer Price Index Numbers are computed using the methodology prescribed by the Central Statistical Organization, New Delhi .

The Labour Bureau, Shimla, computes the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers for which, prices of the items consumed by the industrial workers in Goa are collected every month by the enumerators especially appointed for the purpose, and the returns sent to the Labour Bureau, Shimla, for computing the Index Numbers.          

Consumer Price Index Numbers are useful for the Government and the planners to work out the inflation rate, cost of living Index, and to determining the dearness allowance for the non-manual employees as well as industrial workers. The indices are also useful to the Government to fix the minimum wages of  workers in general.

This Division also makes available monthly wholesale and retail prices of selected commodities, which are generally useful for research purposes.

Division VIII       

a) Western Ghats Cell Western Ghats Development Programme (WGDP) was launched in 1974-75 as part of the programme for the development of Hill areas of the country. In Goa , WGDP covers three talukas viz. Satari, Sanguem & Canacona, which  account for 46% of the total area of the State. The programme envisages to raise the standard of living of the people of these areas by implementing various watershed development schemes without harming the ecology of the region.

There are eight implementing Departments namely 1) Agriculture,  2) Animal Husbandry , 3) Forest, 4) Fisheries , 5) Water Resources , 6) Craftsmen Training 7) Public Works and 8) Planning, Statistics and Evaluation.

The activities of the Western Ghat cell of the Planning Department comprise undertaking of surveys and studies relevant to WGDP, publicity for the programme  and also its monitoring. A Project on “Plant and Fungus Biodiversity, Inventory and Conservation Efforts for the Western Ghats Region of Goa“ has been entrusted  to the Goa University.

b) Twenty Point Programme:  The Twenty Point Programme (TPP) is implemented with the objective of alleviating poverty and improving the quality of life of the people below the poverty line. In order to achieve these objectives, a package of programmes comprising schemes relating to poverty alleviation, employment generation, education and health etc. has been in operation since 1975. At State Level, the Government has constituted a High Power Committee to monitor the TPP.


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