27th Conference of Central and State Statistical Organizations (COCSSO) was held in Kolkata, West Bengal from November 11-12, 2019. The theme of this conference was “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” which highlights the actions taken by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) for a strong observing mechanism for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prof. Bimal K Roy, Chairman, National statistical commission (NSC) inaugurated this conference.
COCSSO-This annual event was first organized in 1971 by MoSPI. COCSSO is a major national forum that produces coordination between the Central and State Statistical Agencies.
Key Points: –
i.Aim- It provides a platform to bring all stakeholders together and discuss about the statistical matter of interest.
ii.Participants- Delegations including Shri Pravin Srivastava, Chief Statistician of India-cum- Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India. Dr. G. C. Manna, Member, National Statistical Commission, Shri Vijay Kumar, Director General (Surveys), National Statistical Office and Shri T. K. Sanyal, Director General (Economic Statistics), National Statistical Office were also present on the occasion. Representatives from Central Government Ministries, State Governments, international agencies, academic institutions, corporate sector, community organizations, and other stakeholders participated in the conference.