Village extension officers are excluded from the socio economic survey. CRD has given special direction to avoid VEOs from the 40 days long survey. CRD took decision due to plan implementation process in panchayaths. If VEOs are appointed for survey it will affect plan expenditure in panchayaths and make much protest against authorities. Any way here authorities approve the work load and importance of VEOs and avoid them from the survey due to the protest from panchayaths.
Due to this decision VEOs lost more than Rs.18000.Earlier Kollam and Palakkad districts has prepared the enumerators list including VEOs for the survey.