The Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS) was constituted vide notification No. GSR98 (E) & 99(E) dated 12.02.2002 on the recommendation of 5th Central Pay Commission by grouping statistical function posts of different participating Ministries/Departments/Organisations of the Govt. of India. This service was operationalised w.e.f. 01.04.2004. On recommendation of 6th CPC it was subsequently notified as Group ‘B’ Service on 31.05.2013. Presently there are 51 participating Ministries/Department/organization and total strength of service is 4125. The Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS) is a Group-B Central Civil Service of statistical officers which constitute feeder cadre for Indian Statistical Service (ISS). It is composed of:

Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)

Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) (Group-B Non- Gazetted) having Grade Pay Rs. 4200 in the Pay Band-2: Rs. 9300-34800 (pre-revised).

As per 7th CPC Junior Statistical Officer correspond to Level-6 of Pay Matrix.

The SSS Rules, 2013 provide for 90 per cent of the post of Junior Statistical Officer to be filled up by direct recruitment through open competitive examination viz. Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

Senior Statistical Officer (SSO)

Senior Statistical Officer (SSO) (Group-B Gazetted) having Grade Pay Rs. 4600 in the Pay Band-2: Rs. 9300-34800 (pre-revised).

As per 7th CPC, the Pay Scale of Senior Statistical Officer correspond to Level-7 of Pay Matrix.

There is no direct recruitment at the level of SSO of the Service, the SSS Rules provide for 10 per cent by promotion from feeder post holders through LDCE.

Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation is the Cadre Controlling Authority of Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS). The Ministry is concerned with all matters pertaining to the service including recruitment, promotion, training, career and manpower planning, etc. However, day-to-day administrative matters of SSS officers are taken care by the respective Ministries/Departments/Organisations in which these officers are posted.

Field Operations Division (FOD) of NSO

Out of total 4125 posts, 3232 (78% Approx.) posts are in Field Operations Division (FOD) of the National Statistical Office (NSO).

The Statistical Officers in NSO (FOD) are engaged in data collection from the selected households/enterprises etc. both in Urban and Rural areas by personally visiting them through well-designed schedules.

Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations

Out of total 4125 posts, 893 (22% Approx.) posts are in other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations.

Officials of SSS posted in Ministries/Departments/Organizations other than NSO (FOD) are carrying out day-to-day statistical functions of the Ministries/Department/Organisation as per work assigned to them.


Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation


Room No. 310, Khurshid Lal Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi – 110001

Shri Badal Kumar

(Joint Director)


Phone: 011- 23455310