SRINAGAR: Annual Statistics day was celebrated on Sunday by the Director General Economics & Statistics, J&K in the conference hall of Directorate General, E&S, J&K-Srinagar.
The theme for this year’s statistics day was “Service Sector Statistics”.
The officers of all ranks including Joint Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors and other staff members from Statistics and Planning fraternity attended the function. The Joint Director Planning, F.A.Yaswi, as the Chief Guest of the function deliberated on the importance of the day and highlighted the prominence of Service Statistics for effective planning and economic development.
Speaking on the occasion, A.S.Magray, Dy. Director Planning, emphasized upon the need of qualitative statistics for effective planning. Malik Suhail, Assistant Director Planning, highlighted the importance and reliance of economy on service sector and consequent policy suggestions.
Dr. M. Maqbool Bhat, Assistant Director Planning, also spoke on the occasion & underlined some data gaps in service sectors statistics with suggestions for technical stimulations to rectify the same.
The speakers discussed the emerging challenges being posed by modern dynamism in tertiary and other service sectors. The new and latest techniques of data mining and effective planning were also discussed thread bare. A.H.Qadri, Regional Joint Director, Kashmir was hailed for facilitating the successful accomplishment of the programme through efficient managerial and logistic support.