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70% informal workers SC, ST, OBCs; majority in farm sector

November 17, 2021 7:20 am

The estimations are significant because they offer, for the first time, an indicator of the social profile of the informal sector workers in the country.

Red flags by data panel chief Pronab Sen: ‘Mistrust, attacks may contaminate economic data for next 10 years’

February 13, 2020 7:02 am

The survey system is already in “deep trouble” and given the increasing instances of such attacks, conducting household surveys with the Census as the frame would be “very tough” going ahead, said Pronab Sen.

Present operations and aims of country’s statistical system are at alarming variance with past legacy

January 08, 2020 10:08 am

The danger that the system can be subverted increases when there are pressures to misuse the statistical system for political purposes. For example, there is a genuine fear that the exercise of preparing a National Population Register (NPR) as a prelude to Census 2021 could be subject to such misuse.

Bias exists in survey responses, but also in government’s own telling

January 04, 2020 12:55 pm

The immediate cause for suspecting the genuineness of survey responses is the divergence in the estimates of households with access to toilets.

Problem with figures

December 30, 2019 7:46 am

Government does well to constitute panel on economic statistics, and even better to include critics on it

'Three movies made Rs 120 crore in a day': Ravi Shankar Prasad denies economic slowdown

October 13, 2019 11:56 am

Referring to the NSSO report, Prasad said, "I have given you ten parameters where economy is performing well, but not a single one is reflected in the (NSSO) report Hence I call it a wrong report."

Government says can’t compare NSSO jobs data to PLFS, probing data leak

July 19, 2019 7:33 am

It also stated that the leak of the PLFS data before the election was a serious issue and it will be probed.

Govt clears restructuring of statistical system, proposes NSSO, CSO merger

May 25, 2019 7:13 am

The order states that the proposed NSO would be headed by Secretary (Statistics and Programme Implementation), but skips any mention of National Statistical Commission (NSC), which has been the overseeing body for all the statistical work done in the country.

Sample surveys are important to validate administrative databases

May 25, 2019 7:39 am

The report shows the importance of sample surveys to validate administrative databases and the need to restrain the tendency to be overly confident on administrative data — be it EPFO data or MCA-21 data — without adequate scrutiny of the processes that generate the databases.

Special panel to examine NSSO report on services sector: MoSPI

May 09, 2019 3:15 am

It added that an official committee will examine the NSSO’s technical report on services sector enterprises for July 2016-June 2017.