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National Statistical Commission
Opinion  /  Published 07.06.19

Economic data under a cloud

During the last five years, there have been a number of controversies over economic data presented by the government and by relatively autonomous bodies like the National Sample Survey Office. The con...
By The Editorial Board in

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

India  /  Published 14.03.19

Economists appeal to restore integrity to statistics

Scores of economists and social scientists from across the world have spoken out against a tendency to suppress uncomfortable data in India, seeking to restore access and integrity to public statistic...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

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 01.06.19

Statistician’s lament and relief

The statistician whose departure had confirmed that the Narendra Modi government did suffer from the fear of numbers is relieved that the worst-kept secret in the country is finally out although it te...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 05.02.19

Like it or not, data must be released: Mohanan

P.C. Mohanan grew up in a village without electricity, studied statistics at a public university and then spent more than three decades crunching numbers for the Indian government.But in the past week...
By Reuters in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.19

Another blot

A draft national statistical commission bill has been made public by the Centre for preliminary comments. The NSC was conceived of as a nodal and empowered body of experts with autonomy who would not ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 09.02.19

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 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


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