Pimpri, 4th February 2024: The exhaustive survey aimed at assessing the socio-economic backwardness of the Maratha community in Pimpri-Chinchwad city has reached its conclusion, encompassing a comprehensive examination of six lakh households. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) proudly announced the achievement, asserting that the survey is now 100 per cent complete.
The State Commission of Maharashtra for Backward Class mandated this survey, which commenced on January 23 and was scheduled to conclude on January 31. The initial phase encountered technical challenges with the survey app on the first day, leading to a brief delay. However, subsequent days progressed smoothly, enabling the dedicated workforce of 2,143 officers and staff, including municipal teachers, to fulfil their responsibilities.
In response to the evolving circumstances, an extension of two days was granted to meet the original deadline. PCMC Commissioner and Administrator Shekhar Singh assumed the role of Nodal Officer for this crucial survey, with eight field officers designated as Assistant Nodal Officers. Each Assistant Nodal Officer had an assigned assistant, and the field workforce comprised 1974 enumerators and 127 supervisors. Additionally, 10 employees from the office of Assistant Commissioner Avinash Shinde contributed to the efficient execution of the survey.
On the last day, an impressive feat was accomplished as 40,000 families were surveyed to meet the extended deadline. Commencing at eight in the morning, the diligent enumerators persisted until late evening, ensuring the timely completion of this vital task. PCMC acknowledged the dedication of its workforce in successfully addressing the challenges posed by the extension.
The survey’s objective was to evaluate the socio-economic conditions of the Maratha community, and the data collected during this comprehensive exercise will play a pivotal role in shaping policies and decisions related to the Maratha reservation.