The Administration Wing, headed by a Joint Secretary level officer and supported by Directors/ Dy. Secretaries, looks after the administrative and financial functions of the Ministry and reports to Director General (Coordination & Administration)
It also manages the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) and Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS) Cadres including their transfer, posting and career planning.
Indian Statistical Service
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is the Cadre Controlling Authority for the Indian Statistical Service (ISS), constituted in 1961, as a cadre of qualified statisticians to meet the needs of planning, policy formulation and decision making by the Government. Presently, the ISS Officers are spread over 40 Ministries/Departments/Organizations of the Government of India.
Subordinate Statistical Service
On the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission, the Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS) was established in 2002 as a feeder service to the Indian Statistical Service. Presently, the SSS Officers are spread over 55 Ministries/Departments/Organizations of the Government of India. The Officers of the Service are mainly engaged in activities of collection and compilation of data through various statistical surveys being conducted by this Ministry and surveys as well as administrative sources by other line Ministries.
The Vigilance Section in the Ministry, with the Chief Vigilance Officer as the Divisional head, deals with the work like Vigilance cases i.e., cases of corruption, malpractices and lack of integrity in respect of Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers
Data Processing Cadres
Apart from the Statistical Staff, the Ministry has large EDP staff in DQAD and DIID. While in DIID there are EDP Cadre officers in Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’; in DQAD the EDP Cadres are only officers of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’