PR No. 105
Islamabad: February 21, 2024

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) is pioneering the implementation of cutting-edge methodologies for the upcoming Agricultural Census 2024, marking a historic milestone for Pakistan. Utilizing state-of-the-art tools, PBS aims to conduct the 7th Agricultural Census with unprecedented efficiency and accuracy. To achieve this, PBS will employ seven software modules, enabling an integrated and digital approach to the census, thereby maximizing its benefits for Pakistan's agricultural sector. As part of this initiative, training session on ‘HR and Assignment Module’ was conducted for Census Divisional and District coordinators from Khyber PakhtunKhwa on 21st February, 2024. PBS aims to conduct trainings on ‘HR and Assignment Module’ all over Pakistan. Earlier, first session of series of training was inaugurated at the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics Provincial office Lahore on 16th February, 2024. Peshawar, 21st February, 2024: The training series on the 'Supervisor and Enumerator Management System' is aimed at Census Divisional and District coordinators appointed for the 7th Agricultural Census, "Integrated Digital Count," across Pakistan. The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has deployed 200 Census District Coordinators at 157 Census Support Centers to provide technical guidance and digital support to field staff, in collaboration with Deputy Commissioners. Provincial Governments are providing approximately 7000 field staff for the field operations of the Agricultural Census. The training session, attended by 42 participants from various regions of Khyber PakhtunKhwa, focused on software modules essential for conducting the digital Agricultural Census scheduled for 2024. In September-October, 2024, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) is gearing up to undertake the 7th Agricultural Census across the nation. This will mark the implementation of a Digital Integrated Agricultural Census in Pakistan. Previously, agricultural, livestock, and agricultural machinery were tallied separately in distinct censuses. Now, they have been amalgamated into an Integrated Agricultural Census as a singular endeavor to optimize resource utilization. The field operations team has been sourced from Provincial Governments, who will also oversee the execution and monitoring of field operations. The Support Services Wing of PBS has developed several administrative modules and data entry software applications to enhance the systematic and efficient utilization of digital technology. Among these, a key software is the 'Supervisor and Enumerator Management System', which plays a crucial role in facilitating the smooth finalization of Human Resources for Field Work by providing detailed insights into staff allocation for effective management. To ensure the seamless utilization of this Management System, an orientation session was conducted for relevant staff, including district and divisional coordinators, in Peshawar on February 21, 2024. The purpose of this training was to equip them with proficiency in all modules of the Management System. The training provided comprehensive instructions on various aspects of the Supervisors & Enumerators Management System, covering Registration, Login procedures, Department and Staff management including addition and deletion with their respective designations, as well as Block Management, which involves allocation, replacement, and deallocation of blocks, all accessible through role-based dashboard views. Practical engagement with these modules significantly enriched participants' learning experiences. Mr. Shaukat Ali Khan (DDG/Provincial Imcharge, KPK), extended a warm welcome to all training attendees, emphasizing the significance of software in ‘HR management and Duty assignment’. He provided an overview of additional software modules and instructed field staff to grasp and utilize the Supervisors & Enumerators Management System effectively to ensure the seamless execution of the 7th Agricultural Census Field Operation. Participants demonstrated a strong interest in the system and praised its user-friendly interface. They anticipated that it would enhance their efficiency and streamline processes compared to previously employed methods, leading to time savings and error reduction.