P C Mohanan

The writer is former head of the National Statisitical Commission

Articles By P C Mohanan

Sample surveys are important to validate administrative databases

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.

The pillar stands

Indian statistical system can withstand political pressures. Legislation and public scrutiny can strengthen it further.

Because data is a public good

My resignation from National Statistical Commission was the last act in a long story of disregard for its reports