Mangaluru, 28 April 2015: Just two days left to complete the exercise of Social and Educational Survey, also known as the caste census, has registered 79 per cent progress in Dakshina Kannada district.
Talking to reporters after reviewing the progress of the survey in Dakshina Kannada on Tuesday April 28 here in the city, K.N. Lingappa, a member of the Karnataka State Backward Classes Commission, said that the survey will be over by April 30.
The results and the entries made during the month-long Social and Educational Survey will be posted online in September, 2015.
“We have removed the secrecy clause and making it available to people,” said Lingappa.
The data will be entered in the database by May and measures will be taken to revise it in the next two months. Among the steps proposed for revision include, random checking of the data in each block in a district. “We are working out modalities on the way this should be carried out,” Mr. Lingappa said.
The whole process was likely to be completed by August and the final list will be available in September. “We will be scanning the Form 3, in which entries pertaining to each household is mentioned, and making it available for public viewing. We want to keep this process transparent and keep the option of making further changes open,” he said.
The Mulky Town Panchayat has become the first place in the State to complete survey work. Enumerators in the Panchayat have been successful in getting the information of all the 5,600 households in the Panchayat. “They completed the survey work yesterday. The Chief Officer of the Panchayat has also made a presentation,” Mr. Lingappa said.
Appreciating the work of the Panchayat, Mr. Lingappa said similar to census exercise the Commission will provide incentive to enumerators involved with the survey in Mulky.
The commission has been pressed 1.27 lakh enumerators to cover 6.50 crore people belongs to 1.39 crore households in the state. According to 2011 census there are 4,52,408 families live in Dakshina Kannada district. But, pre survey which held April 1 and 2 recorded 4,62,943 families and 1,31,751 families in the Mangalore City Corporation area, he revealed.
Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Sadashiva Prabhu, District Backward and Minority Development officer Santosh and others were present.