Government sets up a task force to compute employment data

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Government has created a task force on employment data. In view of the importance of timely and reliable data on employment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed his Office and concerned Ministries to come up with a solution to fill the long standing gap in the country’s statistical architecture.

The task force will recommend solutions which can be implemented in a time bound manner. The Prime Minister directed that the task be expedited so that policies on employment can be formulated with a proper appreciation of impacts, based on credible data.

Government said, it attaches the highest priority to job creation but lack of reliable, timely data on employment has made it difficult for policy makers and independent observers to assess the extent of employment generation at different points of time. The task force will be headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya.

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