The central office at Paris consists of a directeur gnral and two administrateurs, nominated by the president of the republic. These officials form a council of administration presided over by the minister of finance.
In 1868 the International Bureau of Telegraphic Administrations was constituted at Berne, and a convention was formulated by which a central office was appointed to collect and publish information and generally to promote the interests of international telegraphy.
Its central office is in Constantinople, and it is managed by a director-general and advisory committee appointed by committees in London and Paris.
The tabulation of the returns, again, is carried out at the central office from the original schedule, and not, as in England, from the book into which the former has been copied by the enumerating agency.
Regional committees remain a vital part of the organization at local level, because of their ability to regularly liaise with our Central Office in London.