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One more institution died due to govt negligence: Chidambaram on NSC exits

The former finance minister's attack on the government came in the wake of two independent members of the National Statistical Commission -- P C Mohanan and J V Meenakshi -- resigning on Monday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram arriving at CBI Headquarter for Foreign Investment in INX Media in New Delhi on Wednesday/PHOTO-DALIP KUMAR
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With two members of the Statistical Commission resigning, senior P on Wednesday said that one more venerable institution has died due to the government's "malicious negligence".

The former minister's attack on the government came in the wake of two independent members of the Statistical Commission (NSC) -- P C Mohanan and J V Meenakshi -- resigning on Monday over a disagreement with the government on certain issues. Mohanan was also the

One more venerable institution died on 29 January 2019 owing to malicious negligence by the government, tweeted.

"We mourn the death of the Statistical Commission and remember with gratitude its valiant fight to release untainted GDP data and employment data. May the NSC rest in peace until it is re-born again!" he said in a series of tweets.

With the two members quitting, the NSC now has only two members -- Pravin Srivastava and

In November last year, the had come under fire for announcing the revised GDP data of the UPA years.

and Srivastava had announced the back-series data by the government.

First Published: Wed, January 30 2019. 09:50 IST
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