The Department of Economics, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation (DESM&E) is the apex statistical organization of the state government and is declared as the "Nodal Agency" for all statistical activities in the State. The department was initially established as Bureau of Economics and Statistics (BES) in the year 1978. In the year 2004, the organization was upgraded to a department and was also bestowed the task of monitoring and evaluation of various schemes. The Department of Economics, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation is the states central statistical authority both for providing the statistical man power to all the line departments and to guide and advise the state government and its different departments on matters relating to collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics. The department also acts as liaison between the State Government and the Central Government on all Statistical matters
The Vision Statement of DESM&E - "The Vision of the statistical system in the State shall be to establish systems, processes and best practices, to provide within the decentralized structure of the system, reliable, timely and credible social and economic statistics . . .