Kochi: Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Central Statistics Office (Training Division), 9th Floor, Jeevan Prakash Building, 25, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi- 110 001, has invited applications for the ‘On the Spot’ Essay Writing Competition -2017 for Post-Graduate Students of Statistics, on subjects relevant to Statistics, to be conducted as part of the celebration of Statistics Day on 29th June, 2017.
The Competition will be held from 11 am to 2 pm on 12th February 2017 (Sunday). Two topics would be given on the spot for the Essay. The Essay should be written on one of the topics in about 5000 words in the prescribed time limit of three hours.
Post Graduate students of Statistics currently studying in recognized university/colleges can participate in the ‘On-the-Spot’ Essay Writing Competition- 2017.
Application has to be submitted, in duplicate, through the Head of the Department of the College/ University/Institute where the student is studying, in the prescribed format that can be downloaded from http://mospi.nic.in/announcements. The filled application has to be reach ‘The Director, Training Division, Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, 9th Floor, Jeevan Prakash Building, 25 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001’, by post, latest by 13th January, 2017.
Eligible applicants will be requested through a separate communication to appear for the competition at the designated center or at the nearest Regional Office or Sub Regional Office of National Sample Survey Office for writing the essay. No TA/DA will be paid for appearing in the competition. The list of the Regional/Sub Regional Offices may be seen at http://mospi.nic.in/zonal-offices-0. Nearest Regional Office or Sub Regional Office may be mentioned in the application form. However, the Ministry reserves the right to allot a center other than opted by the candidate.
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. Names of winners will be published on Ministry’s website. The winners will also be notified in writing.
There will be one First Prize carrying Rs. 15,000/-, two Second Prizes of Rs. 12,000/- each and three Third Prizes of Rs. 10,000/- each. There will also be five Consolation prizes carrying Rs. 5,000/- each.
The winners will also be awarded with certificates. The winners of the competition will be invited to a function likely to be organized in New Delhi to receive the prizes. The winners coming to receive the prizes will be entitled to receive fares of their to and fro journey through shortest route by rail in AC-III tier or the actual amount spent, whichever is less. Stay arrangements at New Delhi will also be done by the Ministry.
For details, visit http://mospi.nic.in/announcements