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Director -cum- Deputy Collector (Census), Additional Economic Census Commissioner, Additional Agriculture Census Commissioner

Dr. R. Ramakrishnan
Address : 505, Kamaraj Salai, Saram
Puducherry - 605 013.
Office : +91-413-2248685, +91-413-2248816
Mobile : +91-9443799171
Fax : +91-413-2246709
Email : dires.pon@nic.in, ramakrishnan.pon@nic.in

The Citizen’s Charter, third in the series, contains performance and Progress on the vision – Mission – Goals – Services and Field activities on Data Collection, co-ordination and collation and dissemination within and outside the Union Territory

This Directorate was set up in 1957 with the nomenclature Bureau of Economics and Statistics.

Functions as Statistical Authority and Nodal Agency.

Serves as a focal point of information for formulation of sound policies and perspective Planning by the administration on various topics/subject matters.

Acts under the guidance of Central Statistical Office – National Sample Survey Office – National Buildings Organisation – New Delhi, and Labour Bureau, Simla for implementing the Central Schemes and Surveys.

Keeps close liaison with various Ministries at the Centre and implements Centrally Sponsored Schemes as per their directives.

Controls the Regional Offices at Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam.

Renders effective database in management and information networking services to the user agencies through modern communication gadgets.

Statistical techniques drastically improved and simplified over the past decades.

Uses extensively of Computer facilities –Online regular publication and updation – Mini-printing facility for efficient and timely data submission to Government and other organisation/Agencies.

Consists both statistical data collection wing and Programme Implementation (Monitoring) Wing with the following responsibilities.



Estimation of State Domestic Product


Collection of Agricultural Statistics


Collection of Price Statistics


Conduct Socio-Economic Surveys including Evaluation Studies.


Compilation of Indices relating to Industries


Evaluation of Plan and Schemes, and


Dissemination of standardised data on various official statistics through periodical publications.



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