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National Academy of Statistical Administration (NASA). Central Statistics Office Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation. Training Needs in Official Statistics. Increasingly significant role of statistics

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    1. National Academy of Statistical Administration (NASA) Central Statistics Office Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation

    2. Training Needs in Official Statistics Increasingly significant role of statistics • To assist in planning, policy development, implementation and monitoring of programms and projects. • To meet new demands from global summits e.g. MDGs, international price comparisons, knowledge, gender (etc.). • Globalization of economies & increasing multilateral & inter – governmental action to address regional concerns. • Higher quality expected from ‘traditional’ statistics at areas SNA, CPI, BOP, mortality, etc.

    3. Training Needs in Official Statistics Increasingly significant role of statistics (continued) • LEADING to increasing demand for human resources in statistical ------. • Hence increasing training needs • Consequently, constant search for improvements in training processes.

    4. Training Processes The major steps necessary in training processes: • Organizational objectives • Identifying training needs • Designing training delivery • Actual implementation of training activities • Evaluation of training activities • Follow-up activities/ actions

    5. Training : Importance • Human Resource Development : • Backbone /Thrust area. -Skilled Personnel : Efficiency, Growth, improved quality – Greatest asset. - Training: Critical Component of HRD. New entrants and serving employees.

    6. Constraints in statistical training • Lack of training infrastructure and training facility • Non-availability of latest academic developments in statistics, new methodologies, and modern processing techniques • Mismatch between the demand and supply of statistical training Hence : National Academy of Statistical Administration Feb - 2009

    7. NSC RECOMMENDATION Hence : National Academy of Statistical Administration Feb - 2009

    8. National Academy of Statistical Administration MANDATE & VISION OF NASA Training on official Statistics and related discipline to the statistical personnel of the Central/State Govt./PSU and neighboring/ friendly developing countries. To be a Centre of Excellence in imparting training on Official Statistics & Related Methodology and undertaking research activities there to

    9. VISION of NASA To be a Centre of Excellence in imparting training on Official Statistics & Related Methodology and undertaking research activities thereto

    10. AIMS & OBJECTIVE • To enhance capacity by creating trained manpower in theoretical and official statistics to manage statistical functions relating skill development in the field of data collection, collation, analysis and dissemination; • To create a pool of trainers; • To facilitate and organize international training programmes; • To assess training need and also develop strategies for capacity development of central and state Governments’ statistical personnel; • To promote and undertake research in official statistics;

    11. TRAINING PROGRAMME • Induction Training for Indian Statistical Service Officers (ISS) (2 years programme); promotee officers from SSS cadre to Junior Time Scale of ISS (12 weeks) and Subordinate Statistical Personnel (SSS) (8 weeks) of the central Government; • Refresher Training Courses of 1-2 weeks duration for the in-service ISS Officers, senior state officers and Subordinate Statistical Personnel (SSS); • Specialized Training Courses for state Statistical Officers/ Officials (1-2 weeks duration); • International Training Programmes viz., ISEC, SAARC Countries, • Need based training Programmes on the basis of requests from friendly and neighboring countries

    12. TRAINING PROGRAMME • Three-weeks exposure module on official statistics for M. Stat. Students of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata/Delhi ; • One week Official Statistics Awareness generation Program - • One week training for senior professors from the different Universities : • One week training for Students from the different Universities • Workshops and Seminars

    13. RESOURCE PERSONS • Apart from regular faculty,NASA draws faculty from various Ministries; • Invites senior professors from Universities and teaching institutions. • NASA is in collaboration with specialized institutions of national and international repute namely IIM Lucknow, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), IASRI, NIFM, IIPA, IIPS, Labour Bureau, VV Giri National Labour Institute etc

    14. AREAS OF TRAINING Core Statistics: • Demography & Population studies • Index Numbers, Concept of Composite Index, Development Indices; • Sample Survey Methodology and designs • Designing and Organizing large scale sample survey with focus on NSSO surveys; • Data Processing : Data validation, imputation of missing data technique, Analysis and Interpretation of Data and Preparation of Survey Reports; • Statistical Methods: Measures of Central Tendency, dispersion, correlation regression, time series, sampling methodology, basics of probability distributions, testing of hypothesis; • Applied Econometrics including Time series Analysis and Forecasting (exponential, regression, ARIMA & GARIMA, ARCH & GARCH Models with the help of SPSS and / or STATA and E- views);

    15. AREAS OF TRAINING Official Statistics • Fundamentals of Official Statistical System; • System of official statistics - Agriculture, Agricultural Census, Irrigation Statistics, Crop Forecasting and Crop Estimation, Land Use and Area Statistics, Animal Husbandry Statistics, Industry, Education, Labour, Health, Environment Statistics, MDG and its monitoring; • Financial Statistics including Insurance, Taxation, Banking, Trade-International & internal, BOP, Industrial, Trade Service Statistics; • Understanding Budgeting Process in India; • Environment Statistics & Natural Resource Accounting; • Gender Statistics; • System of National Accounts; • Planning process, Monitoring & Evaluation of programmes, Poverty and Inequality Estimation;

    16. AREAS OF TRAINING IT Related: • Basic IT Module (MS Office, Internet & RDBMS); • Advanced Training in IT (C ++, Oracle, asp.net, visual basic etc.) • Module on the use of IT – Tools like SPSS, STATA, SAS, R software.;

    17. AREAS OF TRAINING Other Related Subjects: • Basics of Micro and Macro Economic Theory and its interpretation; • Monetary and Fiscal Policy-Concepts, Interpretation / understanding of Current economic policies; • Basic Modern Management Practices with case studies; • Application of Geographic Information System & Remote Sensing

    18. NASA - ACHIEVEMENTS • Major achievements- • No. of Trainees (2009-10) : 1066; • No. of Trainees (2010-11): 1068; (65 programmes) • Conducted 12 programmes for State officials in 2010-11; (180 participants) • International training/workshops/seminars • 8th International Management Seminar (UNSIAP) in 2009-10 • Workshop on National Accounts (UNSD) In 2009-10 • SAARC Training on National Accounts (3) 2009-11 • Sri Lanka training on National Accounts (2) in 2009-10 • China, Qatar and UNSIAP delegations visited to NASA. • Commonwealth Statistics Conference , Feb, 2011. • SAARC Training on Trade & transport statistics, April, 2011

    19. NEW INITIATIVE • Internship Scheme. • Revision of Course Curriculum & preparation of Trg Manual • Training Courses for Head of Department/Students of Statistics from Universities. • Assessment of Training Needs (TNA). • Participation with other International/ Regional Organisations.

    20. INFRASTRUCTUREFACILITIESAT NASA

    21. ACADEMIC BLOCK Centrally Air-conditioned Auditorium with all digital and sound system (160 persons) • Conference Hall (60 persons) • 5 Lecture/Seminar Halls, with electronic/ modern teaching equipments and computer facilities • Sukhatme Library – In the process of development, equipped with IT facilities; • Full-fledged Cafeteria, • 24 hrs power back up.

    22. HOSTEL / RESIDENTIAL BLOCK Hostel Block: • 40 single, 30 double bedded AC rooms – Total Capacity 100 persons • 6 VIPs suites/Guest Rooms • Common Canteen, Air-conditioned Dinning Hall, Lounge with TV and other entertainment facilities • Facilities for indoor and outdoor games, • Yoga Centre, Gym – to be developed • Computers with internet lounge (Planned) Residential Block: • 20 residential quarters for officers & staff.