Goa to host conference of statistical bodies

New Delhi, Jan.22: Goa capital Panaji will play host to a two-day conference of central and state statistical organizations from January 23.

The conference is being organised by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in collaboration with the Government of Goa.

As per the recommendations of the National Statistical Commission, this conference is organised every year. It provides a platform for central and state statisticians to exchange views and discuss common issues relating to statistical activities.

The objective is to make available reliable and timely statistics to planners and policy makers, not only in the government, but also in the private corporate sector for objective decision making.

Important issues such as labour and employment statistics, annual survey of service sectors, IT initiatives in annual survey of industries and local level statistics are likely to be discussed.

Besides, Green National Accounting for India, 13th Finance Commission’s Recommendations, progress on 6th Economic Census, India Statistical Strengthening Project (ISSP) and the working of Collection of Statistics Act, 2008 will also figure in the deliberations.

Members of the National Statistical Commission, DG and CEO of NSSO, DG of CSO, Additional DGs and other senior officials from Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and other central ministries, principal secretaries from states/UTs and the Heads of the Directorate of Economics and Statistics (DESs) from the States and UTs are scheduled to take part in the conference. (ANI)