The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is a ministry of Government of India concerned with coverage and quality aspects of statistics released. The surveys conducted by the Ministry are based on scientific sampling methods.
|Jurisdiction||Government of India|
|Annual budget||₹4,859 crore (US$610 million) (2018-19 est.) |
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) came into existence as an Independent Ministry on 15 October 1999 after the merger of the Department of Statistics and the Department of Programme Implementation.
The Ministry has two wings, one relating to Statistics and the other Programme Implementation. The Statistics Wing called the National Statistical Office (NSO) consists of the Central Statistical Office (CSO), the Computer center and the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO). The Programme Implementation Wing has three Divisions, namely, (i) Twenty Point Programme (ii) Infrastructure Monitoring and Project Monitoring and (iii) Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme. Besides these two wings, there is National Statistical Commission created through a Resolution of Government of India (MOSPI) and one autonomous Institute, viz., Indian Statistical Institute declared as an institute of National importance by an Act of Parliament.
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation attaches considerable importance to coverage and quality aspects of statistics released in the country. The statistics released are based on administrative sources, surveys and censuses conducted by the center and State Governments and non-official sources and studies. The surveys conducted by the Ministry are based on scientific sampling methods. Field data are collected through dedicated field staff. In line with the emphasis on the quality of statistics released by the Ministry, the methodological issues concerning the compilation of national accounts are overseen Committees like Advisory Committee on National Accounts, Standing Committee on Industrial Statistics, Technical Advisory Committee on Price Indices. The Ministry compiles data sets based on current data, after applying standard statistical techniques and extensive scrutiny and supervision.
National Statistical Office (NSO) is mandated with the following responsibilities:
Functions as the Cadre Controlling Authority to manage the Indian Statistical Service and Subordinate Statistical Service including matters like training, career and manpower planning; and acts as the nodal Ministry for the Indian Statistical Institute and ensures its functioning in accordance with the provisions of the Indian Statistical Institute Act, 1959 (57 of 1959).
The Ministry is looking at allotting a 16-digit Business identification number to each business establishment. Apart from helping the government create and maintain a comprehensive database on businesses, the unique number will also simplify a business' dealings with various governmental agencies by reducing chances of duplicate entities, resolving identity issues and saving time when going for future registrations or licences.
|1||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||13 October 1999||1 September 2001||1 year, 323 days||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|2||Jagmohan||1 September 2001||18 November 2001||78 days|
||18 November 2001||1 July 2002||225 days||Independent|
|1||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||1 July 2002||22 May 2004||1 year, 326 days||Bharatiya Janata Party|
||23 May 2004||29 January 2006||1 year, 251 days||Manmohan Singh||Indian National Congress|
|5||G. K. Vasan
||29 January 2006||22 May 2009||3 years, 113 days|
||28 May 2009||19 January 2011||1 year, 236 days|
|7||M. S. Gill||19 January 2011||12 July 2011||174 days|
|8||Srikant Kumar Jena
||12 July 2011||26 May 2014||2 years, 318 days|
|9||Rao Inderjit Singh
||26 May 2014||9 November 2014||167 days||Narendra Modi||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|10||General V. K. Singh
||9 November 2014||5 July 2016||1 year, 239 days|
|11||D. V. Sadananda Gowda||5 July 2016||30 May 2019||2 years, 329 days|
|12||Rao Inderjit Singh||30 May 2019||Incumbent||3 years, 188 days|
|Minister of state||Portrait||Political party||Term|
|Vijay Goel||Bharatiya Janata Party||3 September 2017||30 May 2019||1 year, 269 days|