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Year 2013 was an active period for Central Statistics Office
The year 2013 was the International Year of Statistics (IYS) and Central Statistics Office (CSO) of GOI has come out with 'Year End Review of Achievements and Initiatives of Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation during 2013'. A summary of which has been put up as Press Information Bureau release on January 1.

According to the release, the Social Statistics Division of CSO, a pilot Time Use Survey (TUS) was conducted in two States and based on the feedback and findings of this pilot Survey, a report has been prepared as the basis for conducting the all India TUS.

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Furthermore, an International workshop was organized in New Delhi during 5-6th April 2013, to discuss the report of the Expert Group set up by the Government of India for developing a framework of ‘Green’ national accounts for India.

Also, an award instituted by the Government of India is administered through ISI, Netherlands. In the year 2013, the Mahalanobis Award, was conferred on Lamine Diop of Senegal at a function held in Hongkong during the World Statistics Congress in August, 2013.

Two National Awards for outstanding and Meritorious Research Work in Statistics have been instituted, one in memory of Prof. P.V. Sukhatme for life time achievement in Statistics and other in honour of Prof. C.R. Rao, to a young statistician in the country. In 2013, the award in honor of Prof. C.R. Rao to a young statistician was conferred on Dr. Abhiman Das, Director, Statistics Department, Reserve Bank of India.

Moreover, the first issue of the publication titled ‘Statistics related to Climate change in India’ was published in November 2013 is available in the Ministry’s website. Another report ‘SAARC Development Goals – India Country Report – A statistical appraisal 2013’ is related to the achievements made on the SAARC development Goals in India.

Besides two regular publications of the Ministry titled ‘Compendium of Environment Statistics 2012’ and ‘Women and Men in India 2013’ released during 2013, an updated statistical tracking report of achievement of Millennium Development Goals in India titled ‘Towards achieving Millennium Development Goals- India 2013’ has been released and uploaded in the website of the Ministry.

The training division of National Academy of Statistical Administration (NASA), besides regular training programmes, during 2013, NASA conducted 48 national and international training programmes to Statistical Professional belonging to statistical organizations within the country and outside India.

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