General Survey Solutions (GSS)
e-SIGMA, (e-Survey Instrument and Generalised Multimodal Application), a General Survey Solutions (GSS) is the flagship project of MoSPI’s ongoing IT initiatives. It is going to transform the survey and data ecosystem in an emerging Digital India. The primary aim of e-SIGMA is to convert the entire data collection endeavor from its current Paper-schedule mode to Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) mode with in-built data validation to enable a faster processing and dissemination of quality data through a synchronized setup integrating the functions of four divisions of NSO – SDRD, DQAD, FOD and SCD. The overall utility of the e-SIGMA, however, encompasses a broader spectrum of functionalities. As per the plan, e-SIGMA is conceived as an integrated multimodal and modular system of multiple interacting software components (Modules) that will deliver comprehensive survey solution for the entire statistical system.