The quarterly employment survey (QES) of the labour bureau is likely to be revived with an expansion of its scope in terms of sampling, sectors and reach. The move is aimed at collecting data from establishments every three months and having a comprehensive view on job creation.
“The reliability of QES was never a doubt but it was limited in its scope earlier. The QES is back on the table with a much larger scope,” said a government official requesting anonymity.
“From export orientation earlier, the new avatar of QES is expected to be national in scope, including manufacturing, services and mining sectors,” the official said.