Data Informatics & Innovation Division (DIID) is headed by Additional Director General (ISS) & Technical Director. Computer Center was set up in 1967 under the then Department of Statistics in the Cabinet Secretariat with 3 Honey-well-400 Computer Systems to meet the data processing needs of various Government Ministries/Departments/Organizations and Public Sector Undertakings located in and around Delhi. The Honeywell-400 Systems were replaced in 1981 by a more powerful third generation Burrroughs-3845 mainframe Computer System. After about a decade, the Burroughs-3845 Computer System was replaced in May, 1992 by a 4th generation mainframe Computer System DPS 7000/240. The Center has now a sophisticated PC-based computer system under Client/Server Architecture using WINDOWS 2008 as the operating system and ORACLE 10g as RDBMS along with software tools Visual Studio 2008, SPSS 17 & STATA/MP 12. Now, the Center is equipped with servers- HP server, HCL server, Sun Micro systems web server and IBM Server. The Data Center of the Ministry is operational round the clock i.e. 365x24x7 basis to facilitate the users.
Data Informatics & Innovation Division (DIID) is mandated with the following responsibilities: