New Delhi: The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is organising a two-day International Round Table Conference at New Delhi during 9-10th July 2018. The objective of the Round Table Conference is to identify innovative ideas for improving the statistical system in India, taking a 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.
The Conference will be inaugurated by D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister of Statistics & Programme Implementation in the presence of Vijay Goel, Hon’ble Minister of State and K.V. Eapen, Secretary, Statistics & Programme Implementation.
The event will be 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. John Pullinger, Chief Statistician of the United Kingdom will participate in the conference through video conferencing.
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 would also enrich the event by taking part in this Round Table Conference.
In the Conference, the experts from National and International agencies would deliberate 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.