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Arvind Panagariya to submit final report on employment data on August 31

In June, PMO had constituted task force to suggest solutions for reliable employment data

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arvind Panagariya
Arvind Panagariya

The final report on data by the task force headed by Vice Chairman is likely to be submitted before he leaves the government think tank on August 31, a senior official said on Tuesday.

The Indian-American economist, who joined as the first Vice Chairman of in January 2015, will go back to teach at Columbia University next month.

The task force in its draft report, which was released on July 13, suggested frequent surveys, extensive use of data and a dedicated central facility to improve India's statistics.

The draft also suggested a host of recommendations to help the government collect more reliable, timely and relevant labour market data essential for appreciating situation.

The Aayog had invited comments on draft report by July, 23.

In June, the Prime Minister's Office had constituted the task force to suggest solutions for having timely and reliable for policy making.

The prime minister had directed to complete the task expeditiously so that policies on employment could be formulated on the basis of credible data.

First Published: Tue, August 29 2017. 19:24 IST