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10 July 2018 : A two-day International Round Table Conference (9-10 July) is being concluded in New Delhi today. The objective of the Round Table Conference, being organised by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI), was to identify innovative ideas for improving the statistical system in India, taking cue from the best practices followed in advanced countries like Canada, UK and Australia. Such a Conference is being organized in India for the first time.
In the Conference, the experts from National and International agencies are deliberating on key statistical issues, such as data governance structure and capabilities, organizational issues, managing data systems in a federal structure and resource mobilization for ensuring quality statistical products to be produced. The conference is expected to suggest measures paving way for initiating the reform process in the Indian Statistical System.
The Conference was inaugurated yesterday by D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister of Statistics & Programme Implementation. The event was participated by Anil Arora, Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada, Jonathan Palmer, former Deputy Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Junaid Ahmad, World Bank Country Director for India, statistical experts and senior officers in the Government. The eminent experts of Indian Economy, Dr Bibek Debroy, Chairperson of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and Member NITI Aayog, Dr. R.B. Barman, Chairperson, National Statistical Commission, Dr. Pronab Sen, former Chairperson, National Statistical Commission, and Prof. T.C.A. Anant, former Chief Statistician of India are also taking part in this Round Table Conference.