Standing Committee on Statistics : Meeting
The new Standing Committee on Statistics (SCoS) held its first meeting.
- The newly-formed Standing Committee on Statistics held its first meeting recently and discussed the yet-to-be-released results of the Annual Survey of Industries and Annual Survey of Unincorporated Enterprises in detail.
- The Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) covers all factories registered under the Factories Act across the country, and is considered an important source of industrial statistics of the registered organized manufacturing sector of the economy.
- The survey results for 2020-21 are expected to be released in 2023.
- Standing Committee on Statistics (Sos) was constituted on July 13, 2023.
- The government renamed and expanded the scope of coverage of the Standing Committee on Economic Statistics (SCES) formed in December 2019 as the Standing Committee on Statistics (SCoS).
- The SCoS has a broader mandate to review the framework and results of all surveys conducted under the aegis of the National Statistical Office (NSO).
- NSO is the Statistics Wing of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) and was created in 2019 by merging the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and the Central Statistical Office (CSO)
- It will provide a new internal oversight mechanism for official data, revamping a SCES set up in 2019.
Members of the Standing Committee on Statistics (SCoS):-
- The Standing Committee on Economic Statistics had 28 members which made reaching consensus difficult. ( Standing committee)
- Currently, the Standing Committee on Statistics is composed of 14 members.
- It includes four non-official members, 9 official members, and a member secretary.
- The committee can have a total of 16 members, with the possibility of extending this number based on future requirements.