Bureau of Applied Economics and Statistics


Our Objective

To collect, coordinate, collate and disseminate credible and timely statistics on different fields covering all sectors of the state economy, keeping pace with the changing technological and economic nets.

To maintain close liaison with different departments, organizations and bodies of the central and State Governments in disseminating statistical information on various fields through a number of regular publications.

Activities of the Department

Study of Techno Economical feasibility of new proposed schemes received from the beneficiaries.
Survey and preparation of new schemes.
Installation, commissioning and handing over of new schemes to the beneficiaries.
Maintenance and repairing of existing Government owned & operated RLI Schemes.


Brief History & Background

The Bureau of Applied Economics & Statistics, West Bengal, came into existence in the mid 1940’s when the erstwhile Government of Bengal decided to set up a Provincial Statistical Bureau (PSB) under the administrative control of the Finance department. In pursuance of this decision, a Government Order was issued under Finance (Audit) Department Memo. No. 1940(28)-F dated 06.10.1944.
Since then, the name of the Bureau had been changed twice: first, from Provincial Statistical Bureau (PSB) to State Statistical Bureau (SSB) since 13.11.1950, and then to Bureau of Applied Economics & Statistics (BAE & S) with effect from 01.01.1969.
The Director of Bureau of Applied Economics & Statistics is the head of the organization having its office at Joint Administrative Buildings, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 106. Additional Director (HQ), Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Assistant Statisticians, Supervisors, Inspectors, Computers, Assistant computers, Assistant Investigators, Clerical and Group-D staff assists the Director at the Head Quarter. The Directorate has four separate Statistical wings VIZ
Agricultural Statistics Office (ASO) at IA-277/I, Sector –III, Kolkata -97.
Industrial Statistics Office (ISO),
General Statistics and Survey Office (GS&SO)
 Socio-Economic and Survey Office (SESO) all three are located at Joint Administrative Buildings, Kolkata 106.

In each of the 23 districts (Except Kolkata district), there is a District Statistics Office and they are headed by Assistant Directors/Deputy Directors/Joint Directors who are assisted by Asst.Statisticians,Supervisors, Computors,Inspectors, Assistant Computors, Assistant Investigators, Clerical and Group-D staff in discharging their duties.

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Contact Details
Office of the Assistant Director, Bureau of Applied Economics & Statistics Suri, Birbhum
District Minority Building,
2nd Floor, Near District Collectorate,
Suri, Birbhum PIN: 731101
Tel: 03462-255488
E-Mail: ad[dot]birbhum[at]gmail[dot]com / ad_suri[at]rediffmail[dot]com