On Thursday, a day before the general budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Economic Survey on the Table in the House. This report emphasizes the need for preparing data for the betterment of social sectors and the poor. It has been said in the report that governments already have data of civilian, survey, institutional and transaction data, but there is a need to collect them.
According to the report, citizens can experience better services by collecting the scattered database in different ministries at one place. It means that the government can provide better services to its citizens through it. The advantage of this will be that the fear of mistakes in the welfare schemes for the poor will also be reduced.
In the report of Economic Survey, interference in private sector has been recommended. It said in the report that where there is no benefit, the private sector does not invest. Now the government should intervene in this area and the data should be prepared.
According to the survey, where private sector has shown significant benefits, there has been significant work to collect data, but the government should intervene in the social sectors where the private sector has not been adequately invested to collect data. It has been reported in the survey that advanced technology is already available to protect the privacy and confidential information. In such a situation, the government can prepare data for the betterment of citizens in the realm of privatization law. The data should be mobilized for people by people.
It has been said that while thinking about the data for public welfare, it should be taken care that the priority of the richness of the rich is not imposed on the poor. Economic review has said that the consent of the people should be collected while collecting data or the data collected by the states in the legal realm. Data collection is to be done in four stages - collection, storage, processing and expansion.