Computer Centre

Computer Centre is headed by Additional Director General (ISS). Computer Center was set up in 1967 under the then Department of Statistics in the Cabinet Secretariat with 3 Honey-well-400 Computer Systems to meet the data processing needs of various Government Ministries/Departments/Organizations and Public Sector Undertakings located in and around Delhi. The Honeywell-400 Systems were replaced in 1981 by a more powerful third generation Burrroughs-3845 mainframe Computer System. After about a decade, the Burroughs-3845 Computer System was replaced in May, 1992 by a 4th generation mainframe Computer System DPS 7000/240. The Center has now a sophisticated PC-based computer system under Client/Server Architecture using WINDOWS 2008 as the operating system and ORACLE 10g as RDBMS along with software tools Visual Studio 2008, SPSS 17 & STATA/MP 12. Now, the Center is equipped with servers- HP server, HCL server, Sun Micro systems web server and IBM Server. The Data Center of the Ministry is operational round the clock i.e. 365x24x7 basis to facilitate the users.

Some of the important functions of Computer Centre are as follows:-

  • Design, Development and Maintenance of the Ministry’s website
  • CPI – Processing of pricing data, Compilation of Index and uploading monthly indexon web portal
  • Data Documentation, Archiving & Dissemination in International standard using IHSN toolkit.
  • Providing NIC Cloud Services (Meghraj) for hosting and maintenance of the applications / portals to divisions of Ministry.
  • Transformation of National Accounts data into Statistical Data Metadata Exchange (SDMX) format.
  • Conducting IT Training for the ISS / SSS probationers / Non-ISS cadre officers sponsored by the Ministry.


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