A one-day camp on Annual Survey of Industries (ASI)-2021-22 was held at RNB Carbide &Ferro Alloys, Umiam on Tuesday for sensitisation and to enable self-compilation of ASI return through ASI web portal by the industrial units covered under ASI 201-22.
The camp was organized by the National Sample Survey office, Field Operations Division (NSSO(FOD)), Regional Office, Shillong, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation(MoSPI), Govt of India and about 20 industrial units around the Umiam Industrial Estate participated the camp. This is the second time such camp has been organized in recent times.
NSSO, FOD is responsible for conducting a large-scale survey in diverse field across the regions. Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) is one of India's principal sources of Industrial Statistics. It provides statistical information to assess and evaluate, objectively and realistically the changes in growth composition and structure of organised manufacturing sector comprising activities related to manufacturing processes, repair services, gas and water supply and cold storage etc.
This survey also provides the one of the important inputs for calculating Gross domestic Product (GDP) of the country.
The survey is being conducted annually under the statutory provisions of collection of Statistics (COS) Act, 2008 (as amended in 2017) and the rules framed there under in 2011.
While addressing the camp, N. Mohondas Singh, Joint Director & Regional Head, NSSO(FOD), RO Shillong stressed the importance of ASI data in calculation of GDP of the country and appealed all the units for self-compilation and timely submission of the returns. He informed that the defaulting units could be prosecuted as per rules framed under Statistics Act 2008.
He further stated that this is the 2nd Camp organized in recent times to enable self-compilation and ensuring submission of ASI returns of the units. K. Jana, Managing Director, Riangdo Veneers thanked and appreciated the initiation of NSSO(FOD), RO Shillong for organising such important camp.
He further appealed to all the units to give more importance in submission of ASI returns timely like any other filing of returns viz, GST, Income Tax etc. The meeting was also attended by M Nongrum, Asst Director and other senior officers of NSSO (FOD), RO Shillong.