Microsoft introduces Math Solver app, uses AI to solve problems
Budget 2020: Govt needs to strengthen ARCs; provide stimulus to the voiceless sector
Hyundai Kone Electric Sets New Guinness World Record
India-Malaysia meet likely on the sidelines of WEF 2020 amid palm oil row
Xiaomi spins off POCO as an independent brand
Tamim Iqbal, Rubel Hossain return for Pakistan T20Is
Will US-China trade truce impact India?
Pakistan PM Imran Khan To Be Invited To India For Regional Summit SCO
Budget 2020: Govt likely to raise LTCG tax holding period to two years
IT spending to reach $3.9 trillion in 2020 globally
Bank strike on January 31, February 1 over demands of wage hike
US To Recognise Sikhs As Separate Ethnic Group In 2020 Census
Captain Tania Shergill To Become First Woman Parade Adjutant for the Republic Day parade
"Literate Need To Be Educated": BJP Leader On Satya Nadella
Bajaj Chetak electric scooter launched, price starts at Rs 1-1.15 lakh
Apple pushes recycling of iPhones with 'Daisy' robot to recover minerals
Govt identifies 931 GST fraud cases via data analytics
Everything you should know about CAA and NRC
India set to become world's No.2 oil importer surpassing China by mid-2020
Delhi air pollution: Power ministry seeks new deadline for coal-fired plants to install emission equipment

Latest Posts

JNU Prof CP Chandrasekhar quits Modi govt's panel on economic affairs over mob violence

CP Chandrasekhar, a Jawaharlal University professor, has resigned from the Standing Committee on Economic Statistics (SCES), which was formed recently by the government to review India's economic data. Prof Chandrasekhar's resignation came a day after the violence at the JNU campus left 24 students injured. "It's hard to work with a government in which you have lost faith," Prof Chandrasekhar told Business Standard, adding the JNU incident had shown that "we are now living in a different world".

The Centre last month formed a 28-member panel to review India's statistical system. The decision to constitute the panel to look into statistics related to economic activity was taken in wake of widespread criticism of the Narendra Modi government over shelving reports on economic activity and credibility of the official data. The panel will hold its first meeting review meeting on the IIP (Index of Industrial Production) data for November 2019 under former chief statistician Pronab Sen today.

In an email, Chandrasekhar informed all the committee members that he would not be able to serve on the panel anymore. "...I feel that, under current conditions, this committee is unlikely to be able to restore the credibility of the statistical system, which has been undermined in the recent past," he said, reported the daily. Interestingly, Chandrasekhar was also among 108 academicians who signed a joint statement in March 2019, flagging serious concerns over increasing "political interference" in the handling of economic data.

Violence broke out inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus.

At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh, were injured. The Left-backed JNUSU and the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) have blamed each other for the violence that continued for nearly two hours.

The SCES has representation from various quarters. Apart from Sen as its Chairman, the panel comprises representatives from the United Nations, Reserve Bank of India, Finance Ministry, NITI Aayog, industry chambers, Tata Trust, and economists and statisticians from educational institutions. So far, only the Advisory Committee on National Accounts Statistics (ACNAS) has such a widespread representation.

The key responsibilities of the panel include a review of periodic labour force survey, annual surveys of industries, services and unorganised sectors, time use survey, index of service production, IIP, economic census, among others.

×

Alert Message

Ok
Please Wait...

Share the Opinion Poll with your Friends At

Ok

Share the Survey with your
Friends At

Ok
×

Statistics

Ok
No
×

Statistics

Ok