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NSC members feel 'sidelined by govt', resign on row over jobs, GDP data

PC Mohanan, who was the acting chairman of the NSC along with member JV Meenakshi resigned on Monday, leaving behind no external members in the body

NSC members feel 'sidelined by govt', resign on row over jobs, GDP data

The chairman and an external member of the National Statistical Commission (NSC) have resigned, expressing disappointment over the treatment being meted out by the government.  P C Mohanan, the acting chairman, and member J V Meenakshi resigned on Monday, leaving behind no external members in the Commission. Their tenure was to end in June 2020. They cited withholding of the publication of the National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO’s) employment survey for 2017-18 and a lack of consultation with the Commission before releasing the backdated gross domestic product ...