This division of the Directorate is entrusted with the following responsibilities/works:

National Sample Survey (NSS).

NSS is essential for any country/region as it informs us about the growth across different sectors while highlighting the demographics that need distinctive resources. Under National Sample Survey (NSS), surveys in diverse fields are conducted on regular basis at National/State/UT level. The data on various Socio-Economic indicators employing scientific sampling methods is being collected from households. Jammu and Kashmir also participates in these surveys on equal matching share basis. DES-J&K collects the data for the surveys through its field functionaries i.e. District Statistics Evaluation Officer on regular basis on the subject allotted. The results are derived on state as well as District level.

Annual Survey of Industries (ASI).

Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) is the principal source of industrial statistics. It provides statistical information to assess and evaluate, objectively and realistically, the changes in the growth, composition and structure of organized manufacturing sector comprising activities related to manufacturing processes, repair services, gas and water supply and cold storage. The survey is being conducted annually under the statutory provisions of the Collection of Statistics (COS) Act, 2008 (as amended in 2017) and the rules framed there under in 2011. In exercise of power conferred by sub section-(1) of section 4 of the collection of Statistics Act- 2008, “Statistics Officer” is being appointed by State Government for the collection of statistics regarding Annual Survey of Industries.

Support for Statistical Strengthening (SSS)-Scheme.

The Support for Statistical Strengthening (SSS) is an on-going Central Sector, sub-scheme of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation which aims to improve the statistical capacity and operations of state statistical systems for collecting, compiling and disseminating reliable official statistics. SSS is implemented through the State Directorates of Economics & Statistics, as per the approved activities/targets/outputs detailed out in the State’s specific MoUs signed between the Govt. of India and respective States/UTs. Implementation of recommendations of Technical Groups / Bodies for filling up existing and expected / emerging data gaps, Data quality and efficiency improvement measures including State/UT specific surveys are to be conducted under this scheme.