What is socio-economic caste census 2011 and benefits of Secc 2011 list?

The government of India is planning to use the data from Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 for identifying each beneficiary of its schemes. This scheme was created to ensure that deprived population in the country gets benefits in different sectors.

The allocation criteria for resources to different states will be based as per the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G). The Ministry has accepted the interim advice of the Expert Group and will be following the appropriate guidelines as per inter-state allocation criteria via SECC data.

This scheme will cover all households under PM Awas Yojana, as well as Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM). According to the Expert Group, the use of SECC data and its following TIN Number would let Indian government improve various interventions to deliver a better outcome. would enable the government to improve the efficacy of its interventions and will result in improved outcome.

The SECC 2011 has the potential to shift from being a census-like socio-economic database to be the core functioning unit as Social Registry Information System (SRIS). The SRIS would further have many advantages in various social sector schemes. This unit has the potential to reduce duplication or fraud, streamline program administration, save time and costs on various services and program offered for applicants, and monitor the living standards of the beneficiaries.

The procedure of SECC Database

  • For the SECC Census database study, the Union Government will offer technical help and cash to the officials.
  • State Government machinery will help in data collection.
  • State Government will appoint various enumerators for surveying and visiting different houses.
  • District collector/magistrate will be handling all the SECC census data in their respective district.
  • Due to the ban on Right to Education Act 2009, the primary school teachers won’t be allocated as enumerators.

Benefits of SECC 2011

Here are some major benefits of implementing SECC 2011:

#1: Beneficiary identification

  • Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011 will easily rank every household based on its socioeconomic status.
  • The state governments will be using this data to create a list of people below power line (BPL).
  • This database will also be utilized for identifying beneficiaries under different socio-economic welfare schemes.

#2: Policy Making

  • With the help of SECC census database, the authentic information will be available to the policymakers. The information will be based on the caste-wise population of breakup in India.
  • As per this given information, the Indian government will further evaluate the past performance of different policies and schemes and update act policy according to the data.

#3: Paperless

  • The SECC list 2018 survey will be carried via the Enumerator and Data entry operator. It will be a complete paperless database on a tablet PC.
  • While entering data on the tablet PC, the data entry operator will also scan the form of National Population Register (NPR). this means he can also cross-check the data or information given by a beneficiary household at any time. This will drastically eliminate any data entry errors or discretion.

#4: Transparent

  • Once data collection is done, this information will be forwarded to Gram Sabha and also put on public display.
  • This will reduce any chances of misreporting.
  • The data will also be cross verified by district and block officers to prevent any errors in the data.

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