Dr. G P Samanta as the new Chief Statistician of India (CSI) for a period of two years. He is India’s fourth CSI. He will replace Kshatrapati Shivaji who was holding an additional charge of the post since September 2020.
Dr. Samanta was serving as an adviser in the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Department Of Statistics and Information Management. Dr. Samanta will also serve as the Secretary of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI).
Samanta, as part of the new deputation, would also hold the post of Secretary in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. His tenure would initially be of two years.
He holds a Master of Statistics degree from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Mumbai.
Samanta will replace 1986-batch IAS officer Dr. Kshatrapati Shivaji who was holding additional charge of the post since September 2020.