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Q1 Are both hard and soft copies of NSS Reports available on sale?
Ans. Yes.
Q2 How can one purchase hard copies of NSS Reports.
Ans Hard copies are available with the Additional Director General, NSSO (SDRD), Mahalanobis Bhawan, 164, G.L.T. Road, Kolkata-700108 and also with the Deputy Director General,  NSSO(CPD), 4th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi-110001.   The following officers may be contacted for purchasing the hard copies of NSS Reports:
  1. Shri A.K. Verma, Director, NSSO (SDRD), Mahalanobis Bhawan, 164, G.L.T. Road, Kolkata-700108 (Tel. 033-25783127/25773475, e.mail: issa_verma@rediffmail.com)
  2. Shri S. P. Srivastava, NSSO (CPD), Room No. 425J, 4th Floor, S.P. Bhawan, New Delhi-110001 (Tel. 011-23360893, e.mail: sp.srivastava76@nic.in)
Q3 What is the price of hard copy of a NSS Report?
Ans. It varies for different reports.  The price may be ascertained from the website of the Ministry ( www.mospi.gov.in) under the links NSSO/Survey Reports/SE Survey Reports or from the officers mentioned above.
Q4 What is the mode of payment for purchasing the hard copy of NSS Report?
Ans The payment is to be made through bank draft in favour of “Pay & Accounts Officer, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Kolkata”.  Postal Charges will be Rs. 85/- by Speed Post and Rs. 30/- by Registered Parcel for single copy within India.
Q5 What is the procedure for purchase of soft copy of NSS Reports?
Ans CDs containing NSS reports are available in the office of Additional Director General, NSSO (SDRD), Mahalanobis Bhawan, 164, G.L.T. Road, Kolkata-700108.  Price of the CD for a report may be ascertained from the website of the Ministry/the concerned officer as mentioned above.
Q6 Are NSS Reports available on the website of the Ministry?
Ans Yes, it is available free of cost.  It can be viewed/printed after clicking on “download” mentioned against NSS report number in the website.  However, new users have to create user id etc. after filling and submitting a form which is shown on clicking at “New user” available on the window shown after clicking at “download”.   This user id may be used for downloading NSS Reports/Sarvekshana.
Q7 Is unit level data for NSS Survey available to the public?
Ans Yes.  After release of NSS Reports based on a particular schedule of a NSS round, the unit level data is made available to the Computer Centre of M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation from where it can be purchased for further analysis by the users.   However, in the unit level data supplied, the original identifications particulars are suppressed and pseudo identification particulars are given .
Q8 What is the price for the unit level data and how can it be purchased?
Ans. The price of unit level data for various schedules in various rounds of NSS is available in the website of the Ministry. The procedure for obtaining the data on payment is as follows:-
  • Validated unit level data relating to various Surveys / Rounds / Schedules are available on CDs  in ASCII format and can be obtained  by submitting the following documents:
    1. Written request addressed to the Deputy Director  General, Computer  Centre, Ministry Statistics and P.I.,  East Block-10, R.K.Puram, New Delhi-110066;
    2. Bank Draft / Cashier’s Cheque for the price amount drawn in favour of  Pay & Accounts Officer, M/o Statistics & P.I.,  payable at NEW DELHI;  and
    3. A duly filled in and signed Undertaking in the specified format available at web site
  • Overseas users / International Organizations will pay the price quoted in USD or GBP  or its equivalent in INR at current rate.;
  • Enquiries relating to procurement of data can be made at :

    Email nssdata.cc-mospi@gov.in

    (+91) 11 - 26716383 (Anjana Dutt , Deputy Director)

    Tel/Fax :   (+91) 11-26160652

Q9  What is the procedure for procuring bi-annual journal of NSSO “Sarvekshana”?
.Ans. The price of the journal is Rs. 300 per copy.   For subscription or copies of Sarvekshana the Controller of Publications, Government of India , Civil Lines, Delhi-110054.  (Telephone: 011-23819689, 011-23812527, 011-23817823) may be contacted.