The Government of India, on March 10, issued official orders for the appointment of Dr GP Samanta as the new Chief Statistician of India (CSI) and Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). Samanta has been initially given the charge for a period of two years. At present, he is serving as Advisor in the Department of Statistics and Information Management, Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Samanta will replace the incumbent CSI Kshatrapati Shivaji (IAS 1986-Batch). Shivaji was holding the additional charge as Secretary, MoSPI