The Indian Statistical Services (ISS) is a structured Group-A Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India (GoI).

INDIAN STATISTICAL SERVICE – HISTORY

  • On 26th July 1952 after the decision of establishing the statistical cadre, a committee under the chairmanship of Shri V.T. Krishnamachari (then Chairman of the Planning Commission was formed for inspecting the formation of the Statistical Cadre.
  • In September 1953, the formation of ‘Statistical and Economic Advisory Service’ was recommended by the committee in their report. But Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis suggested the formation of a separate cadre for Central Statistical.
  • On 12th February 1958, the Cabinet decided to form separate services namely Statistical Service and Economic Service.
  • In 1961, the Indian Statistical Service was formed as cadre of the skilled professionals with Statistics as their basic qualification.
  • All statistical posts of different ministries and departments were joined during the initial formation of service.
  • In 1967, direct recruitment in the service through the UPSC Exam was started.
  • In October 1968, the batch of skilled professionals joined the Indian Statistical Service.

OBJECTIVE of FORMATION of The ISS

The main aim of forming the Indian Statistical Service was establishing a basic qualified capability within the Government to associate and propagate the statistics at the national and international level and render vital statistical essentials of planning, policy devising, and decision-making.

On 29th July 2015, the Cabinet approved the latest Cadre Review and on 7th June 2016 the ISS rules were reported.

CADRE STRENGTH and HIERARCHY

50% of the posts in this service are filled through the direct recruitment at the entry grade of ISS i.e. Junior Time Scale and the rest of 50% is recruited by a promotion of officers form the Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS)

At the entry grade of ISS i.e. Junior Time Scale, 50% of the posts are filled through direct recruitment and remaining 50% by promotion of officers from Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS).

The direct recruitment is made through the ISS/IES Examination an All Indian Competitive Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The ISS Officers training academy is the National Statistical System Training Academy (NSSTA), Greater Noida (UP).

Presently, the cadre strength of the service is 814 distributed in various grades as mentioned below.

HIGHER ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE PLUS (HAG PLUS) (DIRECTOR GENERAL)
HIGHER ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE (HAG) (ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL)
SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE (SAG) (DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL)
JUNIOR ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE (JAG) (JOINT DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR)
SENIOR TIME SCALE (STS) (DEPUTY DIRECTOR)
JUNIOR TIME SCALE (JTS) (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)

 

Sl. No.

Grade / Designation

Pay Structure

Approved Strength

1

HAG Plus- Higher Administrative Grade+ (Director General)

Level -16

5

2

HAG- Higher Administrative Grade (Additional Director General)

Level -15

18

3

SAG- Senior Administrative Grade (Deputy Director General)

Level -14

136

4

JAG- Junior Administrative Grade/NFSG -JAG/NFSG (Joint Director/Director)

Level-12 & 13

176

5

STS Senior Time Scale (Deputy Director)

Level -11

179

6

JTS-Junior Time Scale (Assistant Director)

Level-10

300

ABOUT INDIAN STATISTICAL SERVICE EXAM

The ISS Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year to recruit candidates at the entry grade of ISS i.e. Junior Time Scale. The exam is conducted along with Indian Economic Service Exam

Click the below links to know about the other details of the exam.

UPSC 2018 Indian Statistical Service Examination Important Dates

Date of UPSC Notification

21st March 2018

Date of Commencement of ISS Examination

29th June 2018

Duration of Examination

3 Days

Last Date for Receipt of Applications

16th April 2018 - 6:00 PM

Download UPSC 2018 Notification for ISS Exam

ISS 2018 Notification PDF

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