MCC to conduct survey of destitues from today

MCC to conduct survey of destitues from today

The Survey will be carried out under the scrutiny of Urban Development Department in seven City Corporations across the State as per the order issued by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court notification has directed the government to conduct survey of destitute and shelter-less citizens in the night, in railway platforms, bus stands, markets and other public places.

To work for the same cause, a task force has been set up chaired by DC, Mayor as Co-chairman, MCC Commissioner as Member Secretary and other officials from Department of Labour, District Social Welfare Department, Women and Child Department as task force members.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, MCC Commissioner Dr K N Vijay Prakash informed that field workers who are divided into 12 teams will survey 60 wards between 11 pm to 5 am starting from Monday.

“For the survey purpose, 60 wards have been split into 12 units, each unit consisting of 5 wards, where 12 teams of trained field workers will act upon, as per the guidelines issued.

“Each team comprises of a policeman and a ‘B’ group officer among others from health department,” he said and added that the task will be achieved with the help from NGOs including Prajna and Sameeksha.

Survey procedure
Explaining the survey process, the Commissioner said that survey will be carried out in two parts. The preliminary survey will be of three days, where the field workers will collect basic information about the destitute and the shelter-less like their names, location and native, while the second part of the survey is ‘head count’ where detailed information will be extracted.

“In the second part of the survey, two categories of questionnaires will be filled by each subject giving out as much information as possible. The main purpose of the survey is to quantify the number of people without basic amenities who may be either beggars or labourers from far ways places,” he said.

For the purpose of effective interaction with the women destitute, every team of field workers will include a woman officer who will be given the necessary protection.
All the field workers have been trained under three master trainers appointed by the State government in the state capital, informed the Commissioner who also said that the respective Corporators have been asked to co-operate in accomplishing the task.    
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