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About FOD

The Field Operations Division (FOD), one of   the four Divisions of the National Sample Survey Office, is responsible for conducting surveys in the field of Socio- Economic, Industrial Statistics, Agricultural Statistics, Prices, etc. as per the approved programmes It is also responsible for updating the frame for conducting Socio-Economic Surveys in urban areas. This Division with its Headquarters located at New Delhi and Faridabad functions through a network of 6 Zonal Offices, 49 Regional Offices and 118 Sub-Regional Offices spread throughout the country and has staff strength of about 4200.

The Division is headed by Additional Director General (ADG), an Additional Secretary Level Officer. In Headquarters, four Deputy Director Generals as well as other officers in the rank of Director/ Joint Director/ Deputy Director/ Assistant Director assist him. All the Zonal Offices are headed by Deputy Director Generals while the head of Regional Offices are Deputy Director General/ Director level officers, except for Port Blair which is headed by Assistant Director.

Organization Chart depicts the organizational set up of FOD in NSSO

India has been divided into various NSS Regions based on agro climatic conditions at the district level which is used for classification of district in some of the subjects in the SE schedules.List of  NSS Regions and their Composition

As mentioned above, the FOD has a vast network of offices spread throughout the country for enabling proper data collection from nearby places. The List of FOD Sub-Regions depicts the jurisdiction of each of the FOD offices for which the concerned office would collect the data.To know the contact details, please visit the ‘Contact Us’ segment.

The, Field Operations Division (FOD) NSSO is Cadre Controlling Authority for ministerial/ secretariat posts. The Recruitment Rules & Seniority Lists of such Posts are being maintained by FOD Headquarters, New Delhi. The Recruitment Rules & Seniority Lists of these posts are listed below:

Sl. No. Name of Post Group Gazetted /
Non- Gazetted
Sanctioned
Strength
Recruitment Rule Seniority List
1 Chief Administrative Officer

A

Gazetted

1

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2 Deputy Director (Admn)

A

Gazetted

1

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3 Sr. Administrative Officer

A

Gazetted

2

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4 Assistant Director (OL)

A

Gazetted

1

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5 Library Information Assistant

B

Non- Gazetted

1

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6 Administrative Officer

B

Gazetted

15

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7 Office Superintendent

B

Gazetted

58

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8 Assistant

B

Non- Gazetted

65

9 Stenographer Grade I

B

Non- Gazetted

40

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10 Sr. Translator

B

Non- Gazetted

1

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11 Jr. Translator

B

Non- Gazetted

31

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12 Driver (Special Grade)

B

Non- Gazetted

1

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13 Data Entry Operator C

B

Non- Gazetted

1

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14 Upper Division Clerk

C

Non- Gazetted

137

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15 Lower Division Clerk

C

Non- Gazetted

202

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16 Stenographer Grade II

C

Non- Gazetted

27

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17 Driver Grade I

C

Non- Gazetted

5

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18 Driver Grade II

C

Non- Gazetted

4

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19 Driver (Ordinary Grade)

C

Non- Gazetted

4

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20 Data Entry Operator A

C

Non- Gazetted

2

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21

Multi Tasking Staff

C

Non- Gazetted

303

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