About Data Informatics & Innovation Division (DIID)

Data Informatics & Innovation Division (DIID) is headed by Additional Director General (ISS) & Technical Director. Computer Center was set up in 1967 under the then Department of Statistics in the Cabinet Secretariat with 3 Honey-well-400 Computer Systems to meet the data processing needs of various Government Ministries/Departments/Organizations and Public Sector Undertakings located in and around Delhi. The Honeywell-400 Systems were replaced in 1981 by a more powerful third generation Burrroughs-3845 mainframe Computer System. After about a decade, the Burroughs-3845 Computer System was replaced in May, 1992 by a 4th generation mainframe Computer System DPS 7000/240. The Center has now a sophisticated PC-based computer system under Client/Server Architecture using WINDOWS 2008 as the operating system and ORACLE 10g as RDBMS along with software tools Visual Studio 2008, SPSS 17 & STATA/MP 12. Now, the Center is equipped with servers- HP server, HCL server, Sun Micro systems web server and IBM Server. The Data Center of the Ministry is operational round the clock i.e. 365x24x7 basis to facilitate the users.

Data Informatics & Innovation Division (DIID)  is mandated with the following responsibilities:


  • Electronic Data Processing including Data preparation and Management
  • Application software development for MoSPI
  • Design , Development and Maintenance of the Ministry’s website
  • CPI – Processing of pricing data, Compilation of Index and uploading monthly on web portal
  • Data Documentation, Archiving & Dissemination in International standard using IHSN toolkit.
  • IT Training's for the ISS / ISS probationers/ Non- ISS Cadre Officers sponsored by the Ministry and the officers sponsored by UNDP.
  • Development of GIS based web enabled online query system of 6th Economic Census and other Census & surveys conducted by the Ministry using SAS BI tool.
  • Development of National Fact sheet on India Economy (NFIE) indicators using SAS VA BI Tool.
  • Workshop cum training for States/UTs DES personnel on Documentation of Micro data.


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