Central Statistical Organisation

Central Statistical Organisation

The Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) is responsible for coordination of statistical activities in India, and evolving and maintaining statistical standards. It has a well-equipped Graphical Unit. The CSO is located in Delhi. Some portion of Industrial Statistics work pertaining to Annual Survey of industries is carried out in Calcutta.


Activities include:
*National Income Accounting
*Annual Survey of Industries
*Economic Censuses and its follow up surveys
*Compilation of Index of Industrial Production
*Consumer Price Indices for Urban Non-Manual Employees
*Human Development Statistics
*Gender Statistics
*Imparting training in Official Statistics
*Five Year Plan work relating to Development of Statistics in the States and Union Territories
*Dissemination of statistical information
*Work relating to trade, energy, construction, and environment statistics
*Revision of National Industrial Classification


The CSO is headed by the Director-General who is assisted by two additional Director-Generals and four Deputy Director-Generals, Joint Directors and other supporting staff. The CSO is located in Delhi.

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