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Statistics & Programme Implementation

Dr. T. C. A. Anant


To be the best and most innovative National Statistical System in the world; and to effectively monitor the programmes and projects for ensuring efficient use of national resources .


  • To make available reliable and timely statistics and to undertake regular assessment of data needs for informed decision making.
  • To cater to the emerging data needs in a dynamic socio-economic context, to reduce respondent burden and to avoid unnecessary duplication in data collection and publication.
  • To adopt and evolve standards and methodologies for statistics generated by various elements of the  National Statistical System and to steer its development for further improvement and bridging data gaps.
  • To ensure and strengthen trust and confidence of all stake holders in the National Statistical System by maintaining confidentiality of data providers and promoting integrity and impartiality of all elements of official statistics .
  • To provide leadership and coordination to ensure harmonious, efficient and integrated functioning of all the elements of the National Statistical System.
  • To continue to assess skill requirement, and develop human resource capacity at all levels of the statistical system.
  • To participate and contribute actively in all international initiatives and to support development of Statistical Systems around the world
  • To facilitate and monitor infrastructure and large central projects to achieve high performance levels through systems improvement, and adoption of best practices
  • To facilitate and monitor the implementation of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), Twenty Point Programme and other programmes and schemes for socio-economic development of the country.

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The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation came into existence as an Independent Ministry on 15.10.1999 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 Centre 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.  

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  • To make available data/statistics on some key parameters to Planners and Policy makers in Government and to others
  • To improve the quality and reliability of existing data sets and reduce time lag in bringing out statistics
  • To make available new data sets on emerging fields to meet the demand of policy makers and planners
  • To implement and monitor the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)
  • To monitor central projects of Rs. 150 crores and above, and release regular reports
  • To monitor the performance of Infrastructure Sectors, and release regular reports
  • To monitor the Twenty Point Programme, and release regular reports
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
Improved implementation of Members of Parliament LocalArea Development Scheme (MPLADS) State Governments/ UTs Timely release of funds % 100 100 100 100 100
Improved implementation of Twenty Point Programme Nodal Ministries (27 in number) and all State Governments/UT Administrations.
Nodal Ministries (27) and all States/UTs are sending timely progress and showing up-todate and complete
achievements of TPP-2006 programme.
Number 27 27 27 27 27
Timely completion of Central Sector projects of Rs. 150 crore and above All Ministries/ Departments Reduction in Projects delayed due to time overruns % 2 2 1 1.4 0.9
    Reduction in projects having cost overruns % 19 18 17 16 15


Results-Framework Document