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JNU violence: Professor C P Chandrasekhar quits statistics committee

Chandrasekhar, who has served on key statistical panels in the past both as a chairman and member, tendered his resignation through an e-mail at around 9 pm on Monday

Professor C P Chandrasekhar
Prof C P Chandrasekhar said he will not be able to serve on the committee under current circumstances

A day after violence broke out in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday, one of its professors, C P Chandrasekhar, resigned from a government-appointed committee, which was set to hold its first meeting to review India’s economic data. Last month, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation set up the Standing Committee on Economic Statistics, led by former chief statistician Pronab Sen, to “review the extant framework relating to data sources, indicators, concepts or definitions and other issues” of  the economic data-sets. The panel was ...