ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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India's Statistical System

The National Statistical Commission should be commended for its broad, 'fivefold' remedial approach to the problems besetting India's statistical system. But its failure to offer any methods for judging the adequacy, timeliness and accuracy of statistical data and to undertake cost-benefit analyses of its concomitant recommendations undermines the utility of its work. Without such information, how can the government decide how to apportion its scarce resources among competing priorities?

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