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Central Statistics Office,
Ministry of Statistics & PI,
Jeevan Prakash Building,
25, Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
As a part of the celebration of Statistics Day on 29th June, 2016, the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) will organize an essay writing competition on subjects relevant to Statistics. The interested Post Graduate students currently studying in recognized university/colleges are invited to participate in the 'On-the-Spot' Essay Writing Competition-2016.
The details of the competition are as given below:
1. Two topics of essay would be given on the spot. The Essay should be written on one of the topics in about 5000 words in three hours.
2. Each eligible candidate will be asked through a separate communication to come to the nearest Regional/Sub Regional Office or Sub Regional Office of
National Sample Survey Office for writing the essay. No TA/DA will be paid for appearing in the competition. The list of the Regional/Sub REgional Offices may be
seen in the Ministry's website http://www.mospi.nic.in (National Sample Survey Office/ Field Operations Division (FOD)/ Telephone Directory.
Nearest Regional Office or Sub Regional Office may be mentioned in the application form. The Ministry reserves the right to allot a center other than opted by the candidate.
It is for Post Graduate Students of Statistics.
The candidate should submit their application (in duplicate) in the prescribed format (the application format can be downloaded from the Ministry's website http://mospi.nic.in) through the Head of the Department of the College/University/Institute and submit the same to the Director, Training Division, Central Statistics
Office, Ministry of Statistics & PI, 9th Floor, Jeevan Prakash Building, 25, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110066 through ordinary/speed post. The last date forthe receipt of application will be 15-01-2016.
The Competition will be held on February 14,2016 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
The essays will be evaluated by a Committee constituted by MoSPI on the basis of contents, originality of ideas, sequence of presentation and writing skills.
A list of winners will be published on ministry's website. The winners will also be notified in writing.
The winners are given certificates along with the cash prize as given below:
First Prize Rs 15,000/-
Second Prize (2 numbers) @ Rs 12,000/- (each)
Third Prize (3 numbers) @ Rs 10,000/- (each)
Consolation Prizes (5 numbers) @ Rs 5,000/- (each)
The winners of the competition will be invited to a function to be organized in New Delhi to receive the prizes. The winners coming to the place of function will be entitled to receive actual fares of their to and fro journey through shortest route by rail in AC-III tier. Stay arrangements at New Delhi will also be done by the Ministry.