Dr. Akhilesh Chandra Kulshreshtha

Born in Mathura, U.P., India on 23 March 1946. Educated at Agra University, B.Sc. 1962, M.Stat. 1964; at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, M.Sc.(Agric. Stat.) 1964, at Meerut University, Ph.D. 1972.

Assistant Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies, Meerut University, Meerut, 1969-72; Junior Statistician, Institute of Agricultural Research Statistics (ICAR), 1972; Indian Statistical Service, 1972-2004: Central Statistical Organisation (CSO): Assistant Director, 1974-1976; Deputy Director, 1974-1983; Joint Director, 1983-1988; Head, Misc. Statistics Division, 1989-1991; Head, National Accounts Division, 1991-1995; Director/ Deputy Director General, 1995-2002; Additional Director General, 2002-2004; United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (UNSIAP), Japan, Statistician, 2004-2008. UNESCAP-UNSIAP Course Director for Regional Training Courses on System of National Accounts, Sample Surveys, Millenium Development Goals and Indicators, 2004-2008; International Consultant: IMF Advisor on National Accounts to Bangladesh Buearo of Statistics, Bangladesh, 2009-2011; World Bank Consultant for Input-Output Table of Jordan, Department of Statistics, Jordan, 2009-2010; UNSIAP Consultant on Sampling Methods for Agricultural and Rural Statistics, Iran and Indonesia, 2013-14; National Accounts Advisor, Bhutan, 2012.

Awards/Honours: National Award in Statistics from Ministry of Statistics and P.I., 2020 Sankhyaki Bhushan Award from Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics (ISAS), 2015; V.G. Panse Memorial Lecture, ISAS 2015; M.N. Das Memorial Lecture, Society of Statistics and Computer Applications (SSCA), 2016; Editor, Journal of Indian Association of Research in National Income and Wealth (IARNIW), 2009-2012; Vice- President, IARNIW, 2017-19, President, IARNIW, 2019 till date; Vice-President/ Patron, SSCA, 2014 till date. Member, Advisory Expert Group of ISWGNA (comprising UN, IMF,OECD, EUROSTAT, WB) for updating the 1993 System of National Accounts (SNA) to 2008 SNA, 2002-2009; Member, GOI Advisory Committee on National Accounts Statistics (ACNAS), 2009 till date; Chairman, Sub-Committee ACNAS on Implementation of 2008 SNA, 2014-2015; Member, National Sample Survey, GOI Working Group, 73rd Round, and Chairman of the Sub-Group, 2015-17; Member, Ministry of Commerce, GOI Working Group on Producer Price Index, 2015-17; Co-Chairman, National Statistical Commission (NSC), GOI Committee on Real Sector and Chairman, Sub-committee on Services Sector, 2016-18; Member, NSC, GOI, Committee on Analytics, 2016-18; Member, Expert Group on Economic Indices, Reserve Bank India, 2016 -18; Member, GOI Committee on Sub-National Accounts, 2018-20, Member, GOI Expert Group on contribution of knowledge in GDP, 2019-20.

Research Areas: Agricultural Statistics, Design of Experiments, Official Statistics, National Accounts Statistics

Address: Former Additional Director General, CSO, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Central Statistical Organisation, Flat No. 802, Plot No. 15, New Rashtriya, Sector 18-A, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078; [Tel: Cell: 9560155946; Email: ackulshreshtha@yahoo.com]