GP Samanta appointed new Chief Statistician of India

The Union government has appointed G.P. Samanta as the new Chief Statistician of India (CSI).

Samanta, lately was deputed as an advisor in the RBI’s Department of Statistics and Information Management.

He would be replacing Kshatrapati Shivaji, the 1986-batch IAS officer who was holding the additional charge of Chief Statistician since September 2020 after the post fall vacant.

Samanta would also hold the post of Secretary of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

A career statistician, he holds a Master of Statistics degree from Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) and a PhD in Economics from the University of Mumbai.