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Conference of Central and State Statistical Organizations

  • 12 Nov 2019
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The 27th Conference of Central and State Statistical Organizations (COCSSO) was inaugurated at Kolkata, West Bengal on 11th November, 2019.

  • The Conference is organized by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India every year. The theme for 2019 is the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.
    • It is a major national forum for coordination between the Central and State Statistical Agencies with the objectives of putting in coordinated efforts for making available reliable and timely statistics to planners and policy makers.


  • The Conference of Central and State Statistical Organisations (COCSSO) was organized for the first time in the year 1971.
  • In September 2016, MoSPI developed a National Indicator Framework (NIF) which is a consolidated list of possible national indicators. It consists of 306 statistical indicators to serve as a backbone for monitoring of SDGs.
    • First of its kind ‘SDG India Index’ has been developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Global Green Growth Institute, United Nations in India, and NITI Aayog.
      • NITI Aayog has prepared the SDG India Index spanning across 13 out of 17 SDGs (leaving out Goals 12, 13, 14 and 17.
  • The discussion at the conference will be centred around the enabling of the State Governments to develop their State Indicator Frameworks in line with the NIF and to strengthen the statistical system of the country.


  • To provide an overall perspective to the development of the statistical system and to make recommendations/suggestions on issues having bearing on the development of the statistical system;
  • To solve the technical issues relating to statistics;
  • To set up Working Groups on specific issues/tasks relating to official statistics;
  • To provide guidelines in the collection of statistics and maintenance of statistical standards and quality, besides uniformity in statistical standards;
  • To consider the Action Taken Report of the follow-up action on the recommendations of the previous meetings(s) of COCSSO; and
  • To review the role of the Statistical Advisers in the Central and States/UT Governments.

Source: PIB

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