The Council of Common Interests (CCI) considered the summary dated 17th March, 2015 submitted by the Statistics Division and while approving the summary decided that the Census may be held in March, 2016 as per proposal of the Statistics Division under the supervision of Armed Forces alongwith House Listing Census. The funds will be shared from the divisible pool by all provinces jointly.
Periodic progress reports on both physical and financial aspects of the following on-going projects were compiled and supplied to the agencies concerned.
i. Pakistan Social & Living Standards Measurement (PSLM) Survey
The project namely “Pakistan Social & Living Standards Measurement (PSLM) was approved by CDWP at total cost of Rs. 894 million with life span, July 2014 to June 2015. PSLM is the series of surveys designed to collect household data at district/provincial level for assessment of social welfare of population in term of poverty alleviation, health, education, family planning, water supply and sanitation, employment, household assets, income and expenditure, household amenities etc.
After conclusion of the project in June 2015, the Project activities have been shifted from development to non-development side keeping in view its importance and 256 contract employees of the project have also been regularized w.e.f. 1st July, 2015.
ii. Establishment of Statistics Training and Research Institute at Lahore.
The project was approved by CDWP at total cost of Rs. 782.3 million with life span, July 2011 to December, 2015. The work on above stated project could not be started yet due to non clearance of plot/site by LDA. This Project has the following objectives:-
iii. Re-Basing of National Accounts from 2005-06 to 2015-16.
The project was approved by CDWP at total cost of Rs. 279.95 million with life span, July 2014 to June 2017. The overall development objective of scheme is to change the current base year (2005-06) to recent year (2015-16) of National Accounts of Pakistan by implementing the System of National Accounts 2008. It will provide reliable and authentic data on macroeconomic indicators like GDP and GFCF. The change of base of Price Indices from 2007-08 to 2015-16 is also a part of the project.
iv. Updation of Rural Area Frame for the conduct of Censuses/ Surveys.
The project was approved by the CDWP on 3rd April, 2015 at total cost of Rs. 249.43 million, all as local component. The project has the following objectives:-
i) To develop efficient and accurate Sample Design for the Surveys and to ensure the complete coverage of the geographical area in the sample surveys and censuses.
ii) Updation of Rural Frame for better coverage.
iii) To develop the area Sample Frame and shift the list frame into Area Sample Frame.