All-India Quarterly Establishment-based Employment Survey (AQEES) to Cover Nine Sectors

The survey is aimed at studying changing trends in jobs across industries like manufacturing, construction, trade, transportation, education, health, accommodation and restaurants, IT/BPO, as well as financial services sectors

The Labour Bureau under the Ministry of Labour and Employment will soon conduct an All-India Quarterly Establishment-based Employment Survey (AQEES) across nine various sectors including manufacturing, construction, trade, transportation, education, health, accommodation and restaurants, IT/BPO, and financial services sectors. 

This survey is being carried out to study the change in trends in jobs across various industries due to the current circumstances. The survey will look at the rate and level of employment generation in the formal and informal sectors. 

The two main components of the survey are, the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) – responsible for establishments that contain at least ten workers – and the Area Frame Establishment Survey (AFES) – responsible for establishments employing nine or less than nine workers. 

Recently, the Ministry of Labour has also revealed that the proposed migrant’s survey will examine the details of migrants, including their housing, finances, consumption expenditure, and financial inclusion.  It will also survey factors and demographics like the migrant’s gender, level of education, vocational/technical teaching, social group, and change in income post-migration to different places. This study will help the government by providing them with important information on the socio-economic front of the migrant workers in the country. 

The technical part of the survey is planned to be carried out by a panel of experts. 

Four surveys were scheduled to be undertaken and it was predicted to yield results by April 2021, but the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the process.

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