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Government of Kerala launched Kerala State Strategic Statistical Plan (KLSSSP) as per the guidelines of Government of India under the ISSP project. State Academy on Statistical Administration (SASA) is the prominent component of KLSSSP. SASA is designed to function as the centre of excellence for research in official statistics and  training  to the personnel of Statistics department.  It is also intended to function as a hub of research in statistics and economic theories and empirical studies.



The Government of India,  accepting the recommendations of the National Statistical Commission chaired by Dr. C. Rangarajan, launched the India Statistical Strengthening Project (ISSP) with the prime objective of strengthening the statistical system in the country as well as the state statistical systems. Observing the guidelines of Government of India, the state of Kerala prepared the Kerala State Strategic Statistical Plan (KLSSSP) in line with National Strategic Statistical Plan. The plan provided a strategy for reforms and revamping the official statistical system of the state. The Government of Kerala  signed the Letter of Participation on 7th May 2008 and decided to launch the KLSSSP as 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The estimated project cost was Rs.5271.83 lakh, of which an amount of Rs.334.65 lakh is to be met by the State government. Government of India approved the KLSSSP and signed MoU  with the Government of Kerala on 16.03.2012  and released an amount of Rs.9.37 crores as first installment for implementation of KLSSSP during the year 2011-12.

SASA aims to promote the development and dissemination of statistical knowledge and to contribute to the development of statistical system in Kerala. The SASA will organize and conduct various training programmes from the basics to the advanced levels on statistical knowledge, theories and skills for the statistical personnel, other researchers and to the officials of local self governments.

The specific functions of SASA would be; to provide intensive training in official statistics, economic theories, data processing and related disciplines for the improvement of official statistics. Promotion of research studies and dissemination of knowledge of statistics, development of statistical theory, methods and their use in research and practical application in official statistics with special reference to problems of planning and development of the state is also intended. It is also proposed to undertake research in various fields of official statistics and social sciences with a view to incorporate the same in the statistical system of the state. Also to extend technical support to the needy institutions or collaborate with research projects of other research agencies.

The KLSSSP recognized the necessity of commencement of SASA in the initial stages of the implementation of the project itself, without waiting for permanent establishment of the academy and provided for associated expenses of temporary functioning of the institution.

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