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CAP Division is the nodal division for co-ordination within the Ministry as well as with the other Central Line Ministries/Departments and States/Union Territories including International Agencies on statistical matters, administering the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008 and Indian Statistical Institute Act, 1959, etc.

The Statistical Strengthening Project Unit (SSPU) {the erstwhile ISSP unit} under this Division is headed by DDG level officer and is assisted by one Director, one Deputy Director and four Junior Statistical Officers. This unit deals with the implementation of Support for Statistical Strengthening (SSS) Sub-Scheme, World Bank Assisted NPIQSI project, the sectoral grants of the 15th Finance Commission, World Bank’s DPF and National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF).

It is a nodal Division for administering the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008 and follow-up of National Statistical Commission (NSC) recommendations.

Responsibilities

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Maintaining a liaison with the Central Government Ministries/Departments, State Governments and other Statistical Agencies including international bodies on statistical matters.

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It organizes ‘Conference of Central and State Statistical Organizations (COCSSO)’ and ‘Statistics Day’ every year.

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The Division is responsible for overall monitoring of Capacity Development (CD) Scheme, a Central Sector Scheme, aimed at augmentation of infrastructural, technical as well as manpower resources for making available credible and timely official statistics for policy-makers and public at large.

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The Division is also responsible for implementation of Support for Statistical Strengthening (SSS), a Sub-Scheme of CD Scheme, aimed at improving the Statistical Capacity and Infrastructure of the State Statistical System for Collecting, Compiling and Disseminating relevant and reliable official statistics for policy making and to promote their usage at the State/District and Block Levels.

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The administrative work relating to Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is also looked after by CAP Division.

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Consequent upon the merger of coordination Unit of the Ministry with the CAP Division of NSO, it also looks after the coordination and monitoring of the activities such as Public Grievances, RTI mattes, Monthly D.O letters on the major initiatives and achievements of the Ministry, parliamentary matters, etc.