Metadata is an important document on the indicators. Metadata help in standardization of data of indicators across the country and it can also be used by International agencies for integrating data from India to the global framework.
The Data Source Ministries/ Department relating to NIF are required to develop metadata. In this connection, MoSPI has developed guiding principles for development of metadata so that uniformity and standardization of data compilation could be achieved for all indicators of National Indicator Framework.
MoSPI has adopted a format for reporting the metadata. The brief description of the items of metadata is given at Metadata Guidelines.Metadata Guidelines
<List of Metadata (To be uploaded soon)>