Add: Sardar patel Bhawan
New Delhi - 110001
Tel: 91-11-23382323 , 11-23342384
Contact: M D Asthana
Purpose: Public Administration
Aim/Objective/Mission: The Department of Statistics in the Ministry of Planning and Programme Implementation is the apex body in the official statistical system of the country. It's responsibilities include: Acting as the nodal agency for planned development of the statistical system in the country; Coordination of statistical work with a view to identifying gaps in data availability or duplication of statistical work in respect of Department of the Government of India and State Statistical Bureaux (SSBs) and to suggest necessary remedial measures; Laying down and maintenance of norms and standards in the field of statistics, involving concepts and definitions, methodology of data collection, processing of data and dissemination of results. Advise the Departments of the Government of India on statistical methodology and on statistical analysis of data.