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Employment Data
India  /  Published 14.04.19

Veil on job data spurs poser: How deep is the crisis?

The job crisis has deepened and become more commonplace during the last five years, according to officials familiar with employment data.Consider this: Demand for work under the national job scheme, M...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.04.19

Government's revalidate signal on Mudra job data

A central government agency has been asked to “revalidate” data which estimated that only 1.12 crore additional jobs were created in three years under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, a scheme Pri...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.03.19

The government is in denial of the job crisis

There is no doubt that there is an unemployment crisis in the Indian economy. This crisis has been brewing over the past five years during the regime of the National Democratic Alliance. The governmen...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

What the NSSO employment report really says

The National Sample Survey Office report on employment in India was not allowed to be made public by the government. However, bits and pieces of the findings of the report have appeared in the public ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 11.02.19

Govt gears up to count jobs in tea stalls

The Centre is preparing for a sample survey to track job creation in informal establishments that employ less than 10 people each at a time uncertainty looms over the release of data collated by three...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.02.19

Lies, deceit and invented truths in the Modi regime

The writer is is a civil engineer and data cruncher...
By James Wilson in

India  /  Published 31.01.19

Centre ties itself up in knots over employment

Niti Aayog vice-chairperson Rajiv Kumar, who was fielded by a red-faced Narendra Modi government to play down the controversy over a leaked jobs report that revealed that the unemployment rate in the ...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.01.19

Panel suggests burial of quarterly jobs survey

A panel appointed by the Centre has recommended the discontinuation of a quarterly employment survey that tracks eight labour-intensive sectors, two government sources have told The Telegraph.The sugg...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.01.19

Credibility crisis for govt statistics

The resignations from the National Statistical Commission (NSC) would undermine the trust in official statistics, and data window-dressing is feared ahead of the elections, economists have said.“It ...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.01.19

Exits from statistics panel over job report

Two independent members of the National Statistical Commission have resigned because of a reported disagreement with the Narendra Modi government over its failure to publish a report on employment tha...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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