Central Statistics Office

CSO releases GDP growth data for third quarter of FY20

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) recently released the GDP growth data for the October-December quarter of 2019 (third quarter of FY20). It said the GDP growth was 4.7 per cent in the third quarter, which is a slight improvement over the previous ..

Ex-CEA’s claim on GDP refuted by the PM s Economic Advisory Council

The Prime Minister s Economic Advisory Council (EAC) has refuted the assertion by the former chief economic advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian that India s GDP was overestimated between FY12 and FY17. Arvind Subramanian s Assertion His assertion was that India ..

NSO to be headed by Chief Statistician

The newly created National Statistical Organisation (NSO) will be headed by Chief Statistician of India (CSI) cum Secretary (Statistics and Programme Implementation). Why the Confusion? The central government order which cleared the merger of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and ..

Why the Merger of NSSO and CSO is a cause of Concern?

The decision of the government to merge the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) into and under the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has raised many concerns. How NSSO Worked? Every year various departments of government send National Statistical Commission (NSC) a ..

Ireland votes to ease restrictions on Divorce Law

People in the Republic of Ireland have voted by an overwhelming majority to ease the constitutional restriction on country’s divorce law. Key Highlights Background: A 1995 referendum granted Irish couples the right to divorce by a slim majority of 50.3% ..


Merger of NSSO and CSO

The government has decided to merge the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) to create the National Statistical Office (NSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. National Statistical Office NSO would be headed ..