Central Government Sets Up Task Force for Reliable Employment Data

Posted on:10 May 2017 12:22:48
Central Government Sets Up Task Force for Reliable Employment Data
10 May 2017 Current Affairs:

  • The central government set up a task force headed by NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya to come up with a methodology to generate timely and reliable employment data.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally initiated the project and directed the task force to submit its recommendations at the earliest.

  • The other members of the task force are labour secretary M. Sathiyavathy, secretary of the statistics department T.C.A. Ananth, NITI - Aayog’s Pulak Ghosh and Manish Sabharwal, chairman and co-founder of staffing firm Teamlease Services Ltd.

  • India’s labour market constitutes of over 470 million people. According to Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) around 18 million people enter the workforce every year.


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