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About SDRD

The Survey Design and Research Division (SDRD) is a professional organ of NSSO, mandated to do the job of :

• planning of the survey

• Formulation of sample design

• Drawing up of schedules of enquiry

• Formulation of concepts and definitions

• Preparation of instruction manual for survey field work

• Training of field and data processing personnel on survey methodology

• Formulation of scrutiny check points

• Drawing up of tabulation programme

• Preparation of survey reports

• Analysis and presentation of survey results and

• Undertaking studies for the improvement of survey methodology

SDRD, NSSO is located at Mahalanobis Bhavan, Kolkata and is headed by an Additional Director General - a Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level officer, and has sanctioned strength of three SAG (Senior Administrative Grade), fifteen JAG (Junior Administrative Grade), eight STS (Senior Time Scale) and four JTS (Junior Time Scale) level officers of Indian Statistical Service besides one Deputy Director (Administration) and the supporting staff members.