REGULATIONS on the Local Statistics Agencies

Chapter 1

1. General provisions

1. The following agencies shall be considered as the local statistics agencies of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Georgia:

a) The Statistics Department of the Abkhaz SSE, the statistics department of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, the Office of the Representative of the Central Statistics Department of Georgia at the Central Executive Committee of the Autonomous Oblast of South Ossetia.

b) The statistics departments of districts and cities.

c) The statisticians of the regions.

2. The agencies listed in Article 1 of this Regulation represent the local agencies of the Central Statistics Department of the Georgian SSR and lead the statistic activity of the local importance.

3. The Statistics Department of the Abkhaz SSE, the statistics department of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, the Office of the Representative of the Central Statistics Department of Georgia at the Central Executive Committee of the Autonomous Oblast of South Ossetia, statistics departments of the districts and cities shall submit the plans and programmes of statistic works to the Central Statistics Department of the Georgian SSR for consideration and approval.

Chapter II

The structure of the local statistics agencies of the Georgian SSR

1. The Statistics Departments of the Abkhaz SSR, Autonomous SSR of Adjara and the Autonomous oblast of South Ossetia

6. The Statistics Department of the Abkhaz SSR, the statistics department of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, the Office of the Representative of the Central Statistics Department of Georgia at the Central Executive Committee of the Autonomous Oblast of South Ossetia shall carry out their activity on the basis of the authority of the Joint Commissariat of Autonomous Republic.

7. The statistics departments are led by: the Head of Department in the Abkhaz SSR and Autonomous SSR of Adjara; Representative of the Central Statistics Department of Georgia to the South Ossetian Autonomous oblast. They shall be appointed under the General Regulations of the Public Commissariats of the autonomous republics and oblast of Georgia.

8. The Statistics Departments of the Abkhaz SSR and Autonomous SSR of Adjara, as well as the Office of the Representative of the central Statistics Department of Georgia to South Ossetian Autonomous oblast shall consist of:

a) Head of Statistics Department and the Representative (respectively)

b) Division of Social Statistics;

c) Division of Agriculture Statistics;

d) Division of Industry and Labour Statistics;

e) Division of Trade Statistics;

f) General Division (Chancellery).

Chapter III.

The Competence of the local agencies of the

Central Statistics Department of the Georgian SSR

a) The Statistics Departments of the Abkhaz SSR, Autonomous SSR of Adjara and Autonomous Oblast of South Ossetia.

13. The competence of the Statistics Department of the Abkhaz SSR, Autonomous SSR of Adjara and Autonomous Oblast of South Ossetia shall be as follows:

a) to arrange and lead the local statistics agencies;

b) to draw-up the annual and prospective plans of the statistic activities and submit them to the Central Statistics Department of the Georgian SSR.

c) to consider the plans of statistics activities of the Public Commissariats and other organizations; to determine the volume of statistic work and the rules of proceedings with further submission them to the Central Statistics Department of the Georgian SSR;

d) to make conclusions on the statistics activity carried out by the Public Commissariats and other central agencies outside of the approved annual plans and their justification with the general statistic plans;

e) to elaborate the programmes and organizational plans for certain research and study works;

f) to implement the tasks entrusted by the Central Statistics Department of the Georgia SSR;

g) to carry out the census at the local level;

h) to sum-up and analysis the statistic material collected by the statistics department of the Abkhaz SSR, Statistics Department of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara and the Office of the Representative of the Central Statistics Department of Georgia to the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast as it is considered at the relevant working plans;

i) to carry out the statistical tasks entrusted by the governments of the Abkhaz SSR, Autonomous SSR of Adjara and the Autonomous oblast of South Ossetia;

j) to carry out the measures for gaining the knowledge and training of the staff working at the statistic agencies;

k) to provide the statistic information upon the request of the state agencies;

m) to organize the statistic works and draw-up the methodology for statistic activities;

Chapter IV.

The rights and responsibilities of the local statistic agencies of the Georgian SSR

a) Statistics Departments of the Autonomous Republics and Oblast.

24. The Statistics Department of the Abkhaz SSR, the statistics department of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, the Office of the Representative of the Central Statistics Department of Georgia at the Central Executive Committee of the Autonomous Oblast of South Ossetia, for fulfillment of the tasks, shall be authorized:

a) to request the statistic information from any state, commercial, industrial or private agencies that shall be ready at the fixed time;

b) to issue the instructions, circular notes and guidelines according the laws currently in force;

c) to supervise the accuracy of the statistics activity carried out by the agencies, organizations and persons operating on the territory of the autonomous republic and oblast, as well as the fulfillment of decrees and resolutions relating to the statistics activity that are binding to them.

d) to draw-up the conclusions on the financial and personnel arrangements of the statistic works submitted by the public Commissariats of the autonomous republic or oblast.

25. Every state, economic or public organization and enterprise, as well as the private entities and persons shall submit within a month two copies of published materials issues by them to the Statistics Department of the Abkhaz SSR, the statistics department of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara and to the Office of the Representative of the Central Statistics Department of Georgia at the Central Executive Committee of the Autonomous Oblast of South Ossetia.

30 January 1929

(Collection of Laws and Decrees Issued by the Workers and peasants Government of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Georgia, N 8, 1928, p. 174-184)