About the Department

The Department of Planning deals with all matters relating to the formulation, follow up, appraisal and readjustment of Annual Plans and Five Year Plans; and sub-plans for sub-montaneous, bet, border and other special areas.  The department conducts business on all matters relating to coordination of Plans of the Administrative Departments  besides all matters pertaining to the Planning Commission, Government of India. The Department of Planning is also responsible for collection, compilation analysis and interpretation of Economic  and Statistical data and coordination of Statistical activities of various departments in the State.  The Department of Planning has two wings i.e. Punjab State Planning Board and Economic & Statistical Organization, Punjab.

Rules of Business


As per Business Rules 2007, (with subsequent amendments) the Department of Planning has to conduct the business on the following subjects:-

  1. All matters relating to the formulation, follow up, appraisal and re-adjustment of:
    1. Annual Plans and Five Year Plans; and
    2. Sub-plans for sub-montaneous, bet, border and any other special areas.
  2. All matters relating to formulation of long-term development perspective for the Punjab the economy
  3. Declaration of backward areas or any other special areas
  4. All matters relating to the Punjab State Planning Board.
  5. All matters relating to the coordination of Plans of the Administrative Departments.
  6. All matters concerning State Government business with the Planning Commission, Government of India.
  7. All matters relating to the Border Area Development Programme including coordination work relating to the integrated development of the areas adjoining the Western Border of the Country.
  8. All matters relating to the constitution of District Planning Committees and Metropolitan Planning Committees required to be constituted under articles 243 ZD and 243 ZE, respectively of the constitution of India.
  9. All matters relating to assistance to Non-Government Organisations for the welfare of the people.


  1. All matters relating to the collection, compilation and analysis of socio-economic data.
  2. All matters concerning preparation of Annual Economic Survey of the Punjab Economy.
  3. Tendering of advice to the Government on economic and statistical matters.
  4. All matters relating to the coordination of statistical activities of various Departments.

Schemes Administered by Department of Planning

The Department of Planning is discharging the functions as Administrative Department mainly in respect of the following schemes under the Head “Secretariat Economic Services” and District Plan:-

Border Area Development Programme

The Punjab State Planning Board (PSPB) oversees the implementation of Border Area Development Programme in the six Border districts of Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur,Pathankot, Fazilka and Ferozepur for which 100% Special Central Assistance is received from the Govt. of India.  The programme aims at meeting the special needs of the people living in  remote/inaccessible areas situated near the border.

Backward Regions Grant Fund (Previously Named RSVY)

Planning Commission has launched a new initiative for Backward districts under BRGF. District Hoshiarpur has been selected for this programme. The Department of Rural Development and Panchayats is acting as a nodal department for the implementation of BRGF.

Decentralised Planning

In order to achieve optimum utilization of meager resources and also to ensure peoples' participation at the grass root level, the concept of decentralized planning was  introduced in the State a way back in the 1984-85. Accordingly the District Planning and Development Boards were set up in Punjab in 1987. But the actual work of district planning was started in the year 1990-91, when the schemes and programmes of concerned Administrative Departments, which could be better implemented, supervised and coordinated at the district level were decentralised. Accordingly, the District Planning and Development Board headed by a Cabinet Minister/State Minister as Chairman/Vice Chairman have been constituted at the district level to supervise/monitor the work of district planning. All sitting MLAs of the districts, Chairman Zila Parishad, 12 non-official members including one ex-serviceman, one sarpanch or samiti member or Zila Parishad member from the Block, mayor of Municipal Corporations and one or two presidents of class ‘B’ and  ‘C’  Municipal Councils have been nominated as members of the Board. These Boards have full power to efficiently and cost effectively implement the district level schemes and also identify areas and groups of people, which needs special attention for equitable socio-economic growth.  In compliance with the provision of Article 243ZD of the 74th Constitutional Amendment, 1992, District Planning Committees(DPCs) are mandatory to be constituted in each state of the country for the purpose of preparing a Draft District Development Plan at the grass root level. The Punjab District Planning Committees Act, 2005 was enacted to provide for the constitution of the District Planning Committees with a view to consolidate the plans prepared by the Panchayats and the Municipalities in the districts and to prepare the draft development plans for the districts as a whole in the state. The Punjab District Planning Committees Procedure of Transaction of Business Rules were also notified in 2006. The revised guidelines for holding elections for electing 4/5th members of the District Planning Committees from amongst the elected members of Zila Parishads and Urban Local Bodies were issued to all the districts in 2008. The rules of DPC has already been notified by the State Government vide notification dated 25th July, 2006.

Present Status of Constitution of District Planning Committees
The District Planning Committees have been constituted in all districts of the state.

Assistance to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

The Department of Planning allocates funds to various Administrative Departments like Health, Social Security and Welfare, Welfare of SCs & BCs, Education,, Animal Husbandry etc. for providing assistance to Mother NGO-SOSVA(N) and other field NGOs which are engaged in improving the lot of people of the State.

Assistance to Research Institutions

The Department of Planning provides grant-in-aid to Research Institutions like Institute for Development and Communication (IDC) and Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) to promote research activities in the State. A sum of Rs. 5 Cr ( 1 Cr as ACA during 2003-04 and Rs. 4 Cr during 2006-07 and 2007-08) given to IDC for creation of Corpus Fund. A sum of Rs. 5.00 Cr. stands released to CRRID for creation of Corpus Fund during 2006-07 and 2007-08. During 2012-13, the Planning Department had provided grant of Rs. 1.00 Cr to CRRID on the non- plan side, against the grant received from Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

Punjab Nirman Programme

The State Govt. decided to launch a special project namely ‘Punjab Nirman Programme’ for improving the living conditions of people of Punjab living in rural and urban areas and to address their felt developmental needs more effectively at the grass root level in consultation with the local area representatives during 2005-06. The process of re-allocation of funds between the Departments and from one scheme to another being complicated and time consuming, it has been decided to provide the funds at the District level for expeditious identification, and execution of essential works relating to different Departments. This will not only expedite the fulfillment of the felt needs of the people but will also ensure the participation of the elected representatives of the people at grass-root level and encourage decentralisation and delegation, in the Planning process. This programme does not intend to replace ongoing schemes of various Departments which will go on unabated. Works under this programme will complement and supplement the regular schemes of the Departments and will help expediting their implementation.

Punjab State Planning Board

With the growing multiplicity of Governmental functions and increasing size of the developmental plans, It was essential that resources were utilized in the most productive manner, whether in economic or social terms. A review of the economic development in the last two decades revealed grave growth distortions and sectoral as well as area imbalance. Planning had been the part-time activity of a Government Department. The absence of an adequately equipped Apex Planning Body in the State had led to the deterioration of developmental strategy into a mere aggregation of developmental thinking in which projects and programmes were prepared by concerned Departments, and the Planning Department had occupied itself with the pruning of their proposals to fit into the overall size of the State Plan.

The Punjab State Planning Board(PSPB) was created vide State Govt. Notification dated 27.9.1972 after a decision taken by the Punjab Government on 13.9.1972.  The creation of Punjab State Planning Board was done on the recommendation of the Planning Commission with a view to have an apex Planning Body consisting of subject matter specialists and technical experts in the form of a Board or a Commission to strengthen the departmental machinery responsible for the formulation of development plans in the State. 

The State Government has issued Notifications from time to time regarding constitution of the Punjab State Planning Board.The State Planning Board functions as Advisory Body and makes recommendations to the State Government. The Punjab State Planning Board functions as the Department of Planning at the Secretariat level and issues advice to other Administrative Departments of the State Government. The Punjab State Planning Board was created with a view to attract central assistance in the form of normal central assistance, additional central assistance, special central assistance etc. for plan programmes of the State from the Planning Commission, Government of India and the staff posted in the State Planning Board is doing this work as an administrative department at Secretariat level .     

The Punjab State Planning Board works under the overall guidance of the State Government and is headed by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Punjab as an Ex-Officio Chairman. The State Government can appoint Vice Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson as per the requirements.The other Ex-Offico members include all ministers, all MPs, Chairmen of Advisory Commitees to Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary Finance and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister. Besides Non -Official Members can be appointed as per requirement. Principal Secretary Planning or Secretary Planning is the Member Secretary of the Punjab State Planning Board. As per the Notification dated 11/04/2002 and subsequent notifications, the constitution of the Board till 11/04/2007 is as follows :

Official Members:

SN Name Addresses Telephone No. E-mail

Capt. Amarinder Singh
Chief Minister Punjab, Ex-Offico Chairman, PSPB

Punjab Civil Secretariat Chandigarh




Shri. Manpreet Singh Badal
Finance, Planning, Employement Generation

Punjab Civil Secretariat Chandigarh

0172-2740199 (O),
0172-2743459 (O).



Shri Karan Avtar Singh
Chief Secretary Punjab, Ex-Offico Chairman, PSPB

Punjab Civil Secretariat Chandigarh

Office - 0172-2740860, 0172-2740156


4. All Ministers  http://punjab.gov.in/council-of-ministers
5. All MPs http://punjab.gov.in/mps

Admin Secretaries

SN Name
Phone No.
Email Address
Secretary/Special Secretary
Sh. Anirudh Tewari, IAS
Principal Secretary, Planning
0172-2742680 (O)
Sh. Daljit Singh Mangat, IAS
Special Secretary, Planning
Directors/Deputy Directors
Smt. Rajwant Kaur

0172-2660344 (O)



Smt. Paramjit Kaur,

Deputy Director (LPD)
Secretariat Economic Services including LPD, CRRID, IDC, Backward Area, Kandi Area and Census Survey Statistics, NRI Affairs/Freedom Fighter, Departmental Website
Smt. Surinder Kaur,
Deputy Director (H&UD)
H&UD, Urban Water Supply & Sewerage,
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, Excise & Taxation, Information & Public Relations,
MGSIPA, Personnel, UID
Sh. Balwinder Singh Thind,
Deputy Director (SC&BC)
Welfare of SCs and BCs, Social Security & Welfare,
Nutrition, Gender Budgeting,
Sh. Darshan Singh,
Deputy Director (Rural Development)
Rural Development & Panchayats including BPL families, Home Affairs and Justice, and Police Housing, Jail, Vigilance

Sh. Harminder Singh Nanda

Deputy Director (LPD)
Secretariat Economic Services including LPD, CRRID, IDC, Backward Area, Kandi Area and Census Survey Statistics, NRI Affairs/Freedom Fighter, Departmental Website


Smt. Usha Kant


(Plan Coordination)

0172-2660446 (O)



Sh. Sumit Kumar Chopra,

Deputy Director

(Plan Coordination)

Coordination Branch - Formulation of Annual/Five Year Plans/Printing, Review/monitoring, ACA, NDC/TCS, NABARD, EAP, Correspondence with NITI AAYOG, etc.



Smt. Paramjit Sharma

Deputy Director (Aggriculture)

Agriculture, PAU, Forestry & Wild Life, Animal
Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development and
Cooperation, Agri, Financial Institution, Soil & Water Conservation, Food Processing, RTI



Smt. Rajni Bala,

Deputy Director (Edu)

General Education, Technical Education &
Industrial Training,Sports & Youth Services,

M- 98726-43391


Sh. Harminder Singh

Deputy Director (Health)

Medical Education & Research, Health & Family Welfare, Civil Supplies, PSGRC, PPSC, Governance Reforms

Sh. Balwant Singh


M- 98142-62689

Sh. Ram Saran Goyal

Deputy Director (Admn)/D.D.O

Administration & Accounts Branch

Smt. Anupam Sharma,

Deputy Director (BADP)

Irrigation, BADP, NGOs
M- 94178-69747
Sh. Naib Singh Samply

Deputy Director
(Labour Welfare)

Labour Welfare, Employment Generation & Training, Defence Services Welfare, Hospitality, Science Technology, Environment, PEDA, Non-Conventional Sources of Energy, Printing & Stationery, T&A implementation of IWDMS
M- 98780-04830
iv. .
Sh. Lalit Goyal

Research Officer (Industry)

Ind. & Minerals, Information Technology,
Transport, Roads & Bridges Civil Aviation, Tourism, Art & Culture, PIDB, Right to Service Act, Revenue, Power

  1. Make an assessment of the material and human resources of the State, including technical personnel and investigate the possibilities augmenting such of these resources as are found to be deficient in relation to the State’s requirements;
  2. Formulate a long term perspective plan for the most effective and balanced utilization of the States meager resources.
  3. Evolve a short-term strategy (Five Year/Annual Plan) for planned development, after examination of different approaches so as to evolve a maximum growth rate, keeping in view the need for social justice;
  4. Review the progress of implementation of the plan programmes and recommend such adjustments in policies and measures as the review may indicate;
  5. Identify factors which tend to retard economic and social  development of the State and determine conditions to be established for successful execution of the plans;
  6. Assist district authorities in  formulating their development plans within the spheres in which such planning is considered useful and feasible, and to co-ordinate these plans with the State plans.
  7. Make such interim or ancillary recommendations as appear to it to be appropriate either for facilitating the discharge of the duties assigned to it, or on a consideration of the prevailing economic conditions, current policies, measures and development programmes, or on an examination of such specific problems as may be referred to it for advice by the Government.

(i)      Formulation of Plans

The main activity of the Punjab State Planning Board(PSPB) is formulation of Annual Plans as well as Five Year Plans. The work for the formulation of development plan proposals is initiated in the months of September-November by holding bilateral discussions with the various Administrative Departments of the State Government. The motive of these discussions is to prioritize the development activities and to assess the need based demands of the departments to implement the plan programmes in the State. On the basis of these discussions and also keeping in view the availability of resources provided by the Department of Finance, a consolidated plan is placed before the Members of the Punjab State Planning Board, so that consolidated proposals may be put up to the State Government for approval. A final plan document is prepared by the Department of Planning and same is placed in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha alongwith the Budget document.

(ii)      Budget Speech

Budget speech from the plan side is prepared in the Department of Planning every year and all the plan priorities of the next financial year approved by the Punjab State Planning Board, State Government and NITI Aayog are included in this speech. This speech is delivered by the Hon’ble Finance and Planning Minister, Punjab in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha at the time of presentation of budget.

(iii)     Clearance and Implementation

From the very beginning of the economic development planning in the State, the main activity of PSPB had been the clearance of Plan schemes of various Administrative Departments implemented in the State every year. But , now in line with the changed economic scenario, the role of the PSPB has been vitalized. From the only work of clearance of Plan schemes subject to the budgeted outlay during the course of the year, PSPB has gradually moved towards the actual implementation and monitoring of plan. The PSPB is concerned with the downsizing of the need based plan to resource specific plan in the form of core plan even shadow plan.

(iv)     Maintaining liaison with the NITI Aayog, GOI

NITI Aayog has been established in place of Planning commission as per resolution of central cabinet. As per decisions taken by the Governing Council of NITI Aayog , 3 sub-groups of Chief Ministers on i) Rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes ii) Skill Development in India and iii) Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan have been constituted who will finalize their recommendations and submit to NITI Aayog. Besides, this 2 task forces i.e. i) Poverty Elimination and ii) Agriculture Development were also constituted. The states were also asked to form such task forces at the state level. These task forces have been constituted to formulate a long term strategy for elimination of poverty and strengthening of agriculture in the state. A Project Monitoring Group has also been constituted under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Punjab to set up mechanism for monitoring of important projects in the state.

(v)      Review of plan expenditure and finalization of Revised Estimates.  

The exercise of mid year review of plan expenditure is carried out in the PSPB. A memorandum on the basis of plan performance received from various departments is prepared for information of CMM. After this review of mid year plan performance and state resources as pegged by the FD, accordingly, revised estimates are prepared for final implementation of the plan programmes.

Economic and Statistical Organization  


 With the advent of the era of economic planning and development, the State Govt. created a statistical office headed by the Economic & Statistical Advisor in 1949 to cater to the statistical needs of the state. The Board of Economic inquiry too became a part and parcel of this office in 1953.Similarly, Board of Economic inquiry/bureau of Economic and Statistics was created in 1949/1950 in erstwhile Pepsu State. With the merger of Punjab and Pepsu in 1956,the present Economic & Statistical Organisation (E.S.O) came into being. With the passage of time and extention of more developmental and planned activities, the E.S.O. was strengthened.

       Economic and Statistical Organisation, Punjab makes a major contribution in strengthening the data base of the State and has been declared Nodal Agency since 8.4.2003 for effective coordination of statistical activities of all the departments and create common statistical cadre in Punjab. The Statistical needs of private sector are also met by this Organisation. The Planners, Research scholars, social thinkers and administrators heavily draw upon the statistical information available with this Department. The data collected by the Organisation highlight the level of socio-economic development of the State. This data helps in formulation and evaluation of Development Programmes of state and identifies different bottlenecks in these programmes for taking corrective measures for proper development of the state.

The Organisation is headed by Economic Adviser who is assisted by Directors, Joint Directors, Deputy Economic and Statistical Advisers, Research Officers and Assistant Research Officers. All the Directors and Joint Directors work directly under the guidance and supervision of Economic Adviser.

       The Organisation has 17 sections including establishment section at the State  Head  Quarter. There is a District Statistical Office in each district of the State headed by Dy. Economic & Statistical Adviser. The establishment section manages the human resource administration and is manned by superintendents, senior assistants, clerks and typists. Other 16 sections are engaged in data based & research oriented technical work. The Directors, Joint Directors and Deputy Economic and Statistical Advisers provide tips of desired guidance in day to day research work on matters relating to Economics and Statistics. The Research Officers and Assistant Research Officers are mainly responsible for analysis and interpretation of data whereas  collection and  compilation work is done by Investigators  and Statistical Assistants.

Contact Persons: Head Office

S.NO. Name & Designation Office Address PhoneNos E-mail address


Sh. Mohan Lal Sharma
Economic Adviser

SCO No.35-36, Sector 17-E, CHD.


despunjabchd@gmail.com e.advi@punjab.gov.in


Sh. Parminder Singh Walia,
Director, (Admn & Coordination)

SCO No.35-36,
Sector 17-E, CHD.




Sh. Tirth Singh
Director, (NSS & Evaluation)

SCO No. 173-174,Sector 17-B, CHD.


tsinghdesa@ yahoo.com


Sh. Harvinder Singh Joint Director (Co-ordination & ISSP)

SCO No.35-36,
Sector 17-E, CHD.




Sh. Jagdeep Singh Joint Director, (MPLADS,&  Department Budget)

SCO No.35-36,
Sector 17-E, CHD.



Smt. Kuldeep Kaur, Joint Director, (Economic Census & Public Finance)   SCO No.35-36,
Sector 17-E, CHD.
0172-2708339 economiccencuspb@yahoo.com

District Offices (Incharge) :

S.NO. Name & Designation Office Address PhoneNos E-mail address


Sh. Harjinder Singh, Dy  ESA, Amritsar

Zila Prisad Office, Amritsar




Sh. Paramjeet Singh, Dy.ESA, Barnala

BDPO office, Barnala




Sh. Paramjit Singh,  Dy.ESA (Additional),   Bathinda.

Yojna Bhawan, Bathinda

0164-2217050(O) 94170-22485



Sh. Gurdeep Singh,
R.O. Faridkot

Zila Parisad Complex, Sadak Road

01639-250069(O) 94633-50767



Sh. Iqbal  Singh, Dy ESA,
Fatehgarh Sahib

Distt.Admn.Complex 4th Floor, Room No. 426 to 428 , Fatehgarh Sahib

01763-232363(O) 99143-74517



Sh.,Lakhwinder Singh, Dy ESA (Additional), Ferozepur

DAC, Ferozepur City

01632-246753(O) 99882-02033



Sh. Ashok Kumar,
RO, Gurdaspur

Govt. Building Railway Road, Ambedkar Bhawan,

01874-222722(O) 99156-12553



Smt. Rakesh Kalia,  
Dy ESA Hoshiarpur.

Yojna Bhawan,
D.C. office Complex Hoshiarpur

01882-222391(O) 94174-02236



Smt.Rani, Dy ESA,  Jalandhar

New Tehsil Complex,

0181-2223804(O) 98157-60374



Smt.Bhupinder Kaur, Dy ESA, Kapurthala

Yojna Bhawan, District Court. Kapurthala

01822-232477(O) 95282-19147



Smt. Krishna Devi,   Dy ESA,  Ludhiana

Mini Secretariat. Ludhiana

0161-2427243(O) 98880-04668



Sh.Harbans Singh,
RO ,Mansa

Near District Administration Complex, Mansa

01652-228508(O) 94179-39229



Sh. Avtar Singh, Dy ESA, Moga

Top Floor ,
G.T.Road, Moga

01636-238330(O) 98723-49180



Sh.Ashok Kumar Chotani,   R.O. , Mukatsar

DAC complex, Mukatsar

01633-241453(O) 98147-33796



Sh Naresh Kumar,
R.O., Nawan shahar

D.C. Office Complex Nawanshahar

01823-223090(O) 98147-16670



Smt. Parminder Kaur,
Dy.ESA, Patiala

26,Ranjit Bagh , Near State College, Patiala

0175-2200232(O) 94630-34157



Sh.Ram Lubhaya, R.O.,  Ropar

Yojna Bhawan, Opp.Mini Secretariat, Ropar

01881-220528(O) 94637-42732



 Smt. Amarjit Kaur,
Dy.ESA ,Ajit Garh

DC Complex
Ajit Singh Nagar

0172-5013460(O) 97812--22220



Sh. Ajmer Singh ,DSO , Sangrur

Behind PRTC Workshop, Near Central Patwar Khana,Sangrur

01672-234172(O) 94171-83950



Sh.Lakhwinder Singh, Dy.ESA, Tarn Taran

DC Complex
Tarn Taran

01852-222790(O) 99882--02033


Sh. Ravinder Pal Dutta, R.O., Pthankot Pathankot 97797-79288 dyesapathankot@yahoo.com
Sh. Ashok Kumar Chotani, R.O., Fazilka Fazilka

01638-260292 98147-33796

  1. To advise the State Government on Economic and statistical matters for formulation of policies and plans.
  2. To coordinate statistical activities of various departments in the state.
  3. To collect, compile, analyse and interpret economic and Statistical data and act as data bank.
  4. To conduct analytical and evaluation studies and surveys
  5. To keep a proper liaison with the Central Statistical Organisation, Govt. of India and other State Statistical Bureaus of the country.
  6. The training cell of this organisation imparts training to the staff of Economic & Statistical Organisation,Punjab and Statistical staff of Statistical cells working in various departments of the state and improves the functioning of the Statistical personnel of the state.

(i)      Statistical Abstract of Punjab

The Statistical Abstract of Punjab, is an annual budget document and  is   presented to the Hon’ble members of Punjab Vidhan Sabha alongwith other Budget documents. It highlights nature, extent and trend of various socio-economic aspects of Punjab. It is the only document which presents the  comparable series of statistical data in a consolidated form. It is extensively used by administrators, policy makers, researchers and various other Govt. and non-govt. institutions. It is available on Punjab Govt. website at www.punjab.gov.in.

(ii)     Economic Survey

Economic Survey is also a budget document and is presented before State Assembly alongwith other budget documents. It presents analytical view of various sectors of State Economy alongwith its problems & prospects. It is available on Punjab Govt website at www.punjab.gov.in.

(iii)      State Income Estimates

State Income Estimates which are  important indicators measuring the growth of the economy are prepared regularly on  annual basis both at current and constant prices.(Base 1999-2000).

(iv)      Preparation of Consumer Price Index Numbers for the working class

This Organisation prepares Consumer Price Index Numbers for working class every month for providing relief to them to neutralise the adverse effect of rising prices on their income. Consumer Price Index Numbers for six selected centres viz. Abohar, Bathinda , Dhariwal, Nangal, Patiala  and Phagwara  are prepared and issued every month.

(v)      Plan Evaluation

This Organisation undertakes evaluation studies regarding plan programmes and schemes to identify bottlenecks in their implementation for taking necessary corrective measures.Since its inception from 1964, 184 evaluation studies have been conducted.

In certain cases the studies are conducted through outside academic  Organisations A study was conducted by Institute for Development & Communication entitled “Cost Benefit Analysis of Primary Education System in Punjab”.

The studies are taken up at the instance of a high power committee headed by Chief Secretary. Some quick studies are also conducted at instance of Secretary Planning.

(vi)      Field Operation

This section collects, compiles and  presents village level micro data of the state. Information on around 187 items related to basic amenities, facilities & Socio-economic profile of each of village is collected every year. It is presented at website (www.punjab.gov.in)  also for its wider utility. A Statistical personnel (Investigator) is posted at each of the block who collects this village level information which is sent to state  head quarter through Distt. level offices for its compilation & presentation.

(vii)      Human Development Report of  Punjab

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been estimating the development indices at the national level annually. These indices are meant to capture development and well being of the people. The state Govt. of Punjab has brought out the first Human Development Report on UNDP pattern with the assistance of Planning Commission, Govt. of India, as a part of its commitment to development. This report has brought out some important Human Development achievements as well as certain areas of concern, It mainly covers the problems and prospects of economy, health, education, women and children, dalits, migrant labour and agriculture. This report has been released on 16th November, 2004 by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh. 

(viii)     MPLADS

Under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme   (MPLADS) each Member of Parliament can recommend works requiring expenditure of capital nature such as construction of school buildings, community halls, library buildings, roads, hospitals etc to the Deputy Commissioner of the respective district as per jurisdiction of the works. Economic & Statistical Organisation, Punjab is Nodal Agency for monitoring the progress of the work done under MPLADS.

(ix)      Economic Census

Economic Census a complete count of all the enterprises located within the geographical boundaries of the country, is got conducted by the  Govt. of India. Central Statistical Organisation is the nodal agency at the All India level whereas State Statistical Departments are the nodal agencies at the State level. In Punjab, Economic & Statistical Organisation is the nodal agency to carry out this census work. For 5th Economic Census in Punjab, an independent section at State Head Quarter has been created.

(x)      Training

This section imparts training to statistical personnel to make them conversant with the latest statistical terminology of subjects like Statistics, Economics, Mathematics. This section has imparted training to 70  batches.   

(xi)      District Statistics

The District Statistical offices in the State are headed by Deputy  Economic & Statistical Adviser. Dy.ESAs play pivotal role in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of the district plan schemes. District Planning Boards are headed by the Ministers, who are assisted by the Dy.ESA’s in the preparation of agenda notes for the meetings of the District Planning Boards and also provide necessary secretarial assistance.

                 The District Statistical Officer in the Dy. ESA’s office is responsible for collection & compilation of Statistical Data and its onward transmission to Head Office. Some publications such as District Statistical Hand Book & Village Directories are prepared at the District level. Various types of Socio-Economic surveys are also conducted.

Member Parliament Local Area Development

The Member Parliament Local Area Development Scheme is a 100% centrally sponsered scheme which is governed by a set of guidelines which were first issued in February, 1994 and have been updated and revised from time to time.  The objective of the scheme is to enable MPs to recommend works of developmental nature with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on the locally felt needs to be taken up in their constituencies.  The annual MPLADS  fund entitlement per MP is Rs. 2 crore, out of which Rs. 30 lakh shall be recommended for areas inhabited by SC population and Rs.15 lakh for areas inhabited by ST population.

Twenty Point Programme

20-Point Programme was first announced by the late Prime Minister Smt.Indira Gandhi in July, 1975. The Focus of the Programme was on Social Justice. The Programme aimed at providing better living conditions for the poor and less privileged section of society. The Programme was restructured in 1982 then in 1986 with a view to emphasis and revitalize it. The Programme laid emphasis on poverty alleviation and improvement in the quality of life of the poor people. The Govt. of India has again restructured the 20-Point Programme w.e.f. 1-4-2007. Out of the Original 20-Points, 10 Points are not being implemented and Monitored by Govt. of India. The remaining 10 Points are implemented through 19 items/programmes. In the State of Punjab, 9 points are implemented through 15 items/Programmes. The Govt. Of India has taken into account 12 items for ranking the performance of State’s where as in Punjab 9 items are taken into account for ranking.