Department of Economics & Statistics
Monitoring & Evaluation(DESM&E) was a directorate
as Bureau of
Economics & Statistics (BES) under
Planning & Development Department established in
the year 1978-79 at
Tashiling Building Secretariat
With the passage of time, the Bureau of Economics &
Statistics was headed by Director, Joint
accordingly the strength of other Officers &
Staffs also increased. Till 1992 office
of the BES
was only at HQ
Gangtok. In 1992 first District
Statistical Office (DSO) of BES was
established in a
private building at Namchi,
Later on DSO of
the BES were also set up
in North &West districts.
In 2005, the erstwhile BES from a
a full fledge
department and named as DESM&E.
District Statistical Office (DSO) shifted
Kazitar to New Annexure Building at
DAC Namchi in December 2005.
Primary function of this Department is to
collect Socio- Economic data on sample basis, which is
Sample Survey. The Survey period will be of
one year and sometime six month. The survey period is called
round. The subject coverage in each round will be different
and same will be repeated after five years or more.
district level collect the data as per the schedule of
enquiry and scrutinized it and send to HQ Gangtok for
necessary action. The sample list will be allotted to us by
the Central govt. We had completed the 65th round
NSS and going to cover 66th round of NSS from
July 2009 to June 2010. In this round we are going to
on sample basis socio economic information as per
sample list on employment & unemployment and usual
expenditure, usual in the sense that in each round we have
to collect information on consumer
expenditure on sample
Secondly, we from South District collect the
retail prices of essential commodities weekly from Jorethang
hatday. Once in a month we will collect the prices of
building materials from Jorethang. Also once in a month on
hatday we will collect the retail prices of essential
commodities from Namchi, Rabongla and Melli. We will send
filled in schedules of price collection to HQ Gangtok for
tabulation and finally to prepare Consumer Price Index.
Thirdly, we have been monitoring the project carried out by
different department as directed to us from the
time to time.
Fourthly, we have been carrying out adhoc survey as desired by the govt. on different issues.
Fifthly, Permanent UID enrolment centre has been based in this office for South District. Since March 2013, our
office is doing Aadhaar enrolment at DESME South thereafter.
All the data collected in the district will be submittted to HQ, Gangtok, for tabulation, and preparation of reports.
On final reports on different surveys, one may contact DESME office, Gangtok.