Govt starts monthly job data, may junk labour bureau's quarterly survey

With the 2019 general elections, the government is under pressure to substantiate job creation in the economy

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Somesh Jha New Delhi
The Union government has begun the process to do away with the only official enterprise-based quarterly jobs survey and has started releasing monthly payroll data for employment in the formal sector.

This is a part of the government’s efforts to overhaul official employment estimates.

Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra chaired a meeting with top bureaucrats on April 18 to discuss the roadmap for collecting employment data. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has decided to set up a panel, led by former chief statistician T C A Anant, to deliberate on whether the enterprise-level quarterly data, which is released by

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First Published: Apr 29 2018 | 12:17 AM IST

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