As part of the celebration of Statistics Day on 29th June, 2020, the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) will organize an essay writing competition on subjects relevant to the Statistics. The interested Post-Graduate students currently studying in recognize universities/colleges/institutes are invited to participate in ‘On the Spot Essay Writing Competition 2020’.
Two topics of essay would be given on the spot. The essay should be written on one of the given topics in about 5000 words in three hours.
Each eligible candidate will be asked through a separate communication to come to the nearest Regional/Sub-Regional Office of National Statistical Office (NSO) for writing the essay. The list of Regional/Sub-Regional offices is given here.
How to apply
The candidates should submit their application in two copies (Original + Photocopy) in the prescribed format given in the notification below through the Head of the Department of the College/ University/Institute to the Deputy Director, Training Unit, National Statistical Office, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, 3rd Floor, Wing-C, Pushpa Bhawan, Madangir Road, New Delhi–110062 through
The last date for the receipt of applications will be 20th January, 2020.
The Competition will be held on 23th February, 2020 from 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM.
The essays will be evaluated by a Committee constituted by MoSPI on the basis of contents, originality of ideas, sequence of presentation and writing skills. The list of winners will be published on Ministry’s website. The winners will also be notified in writing.
The winners are given certificates along with cash prize as given below:
First Prize ₹ 15,000/-
Second Prize (2 numbers) @ ₹ 12,000/- (each)
Third Prize (3 numbers) @ ₹ 10,000/- (each)
Consolation prizes (5 numbers) @ ₹ 5,000/- (each)
The winners of the competition will be invited to a function to be organized by MoSPI to receive the prizes on 29th June, 2020.
The winners coming to the place of function will be entitled to receive actual fares of their to and fro journey through shortest route by rail in AC-III tier. Stay arrangements will also be done by the Ministry.
For the official notification, click here.