The government on Saturday appointed Pravin Srivastava as the country's chief statistician officer for two years.
Srivastava replaced TCA Anant, who retired from the position on January 31 after seven years.
Here are a few lesser known facts about Srivastava:58-year old Srivastava is from the 1983 batch of Indian Statistical service and is currently serving as Additional Director General in the ministry.He comes with a 35-year old experience and has worked in the statistics and health ministries under various positions.Srivastava served as a secretary in the Rangarajan Commission, that is the Indian Statistical Commission, which is known to have laid the foundation of the modern statistical system.
Srivastava graduated from the Lucknow University with a Masters in mathematical statistics in the early 1980s, a Business Standard report said.He pursued his masters in development studies from the UK, and a post-graduate course involving economics, statistics and management from Management Development Institute in Gurugram, near Delhi. (Picture credit: Twitter - Prof.Sheela Misra @MisraSheela)
First Published: IST