Government after NSSO ‘Report’

Government after NSSO ‘Report’

The Niti Aayog is of the view that high growth can not take place without a rise in employment as there has been a decline in private investment and no significant improvement in productivity. Three months ago, the NSC had been snubbed by the Niti Aayog over finalisation of GDP back series data, which showed the current government's record on growth was better than that of its predecessor, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

The report said joblessness stood at 7.8% in urban areas compared with 5.3% in the countryside.

This report is one of the reasons why two expert members - including the acting chairman - of the National Statistical Commission resigned on Monday, as the government had not released the numbers despite the commission's approval.

The government brushed aside a leaked report that said India's unemployment rate had surged to a four-decade record, saying that the data hadn't been finalised and verified as it sought to quell speculation that the information had been suppressed ahead of general elections.

"Government did not release the data (on jobs) as it is still being processed".

"NITI Aayog doesn't have the final report".

The assessment by the National Sample Survey Office conducted between July 2017-June 2018, showed the unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent, the highest since 1972-73, Business Standard reported on Thursday.

More news: New York Knicks Trade Kristaps Porzingis: Details

He said the country was creating more than 7 million jobs a year, enough for "new entrants" joining the workforce.

He had mocked Modi for his plans for generating employment, saying instead of creating jobs, the PM talked about "pakodas" and generating gas from gutters. It was meant to increase the share of domestic manufacturing from 17 percent of gross domestic product to about 25 percent and create jobs for an estimated 1.2 million youth entering the market.

A report released last month by the All India Manufacturers' Organisation said 3.5-million jobs had been lost since 2016, mainly due to demonetisation and rising working costs after the launch of the national tax. The results of the job survey, as reported by the Business Standard, is in sync with another survey done by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, which stated that 11 million Indians lost their jobs in 2018, with rural India taking the worst hit reporting 84% of the job losses.

The government did not confirm the contents of the NSSO report but said it felt that the report doesn't present an accurate comparative picture.

The government's policy thinktank NITI Aayog does not know what is India's current unemployment rate. Promise of 2 crore jobs turned out to be a cruel joke.

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi cited the media report on job creation and tweeted, "If figs inconvenient, doctor them; if experts indep, make them lame duck and forced 2resign; if doctoring not possible, change basis of calculation!"

Related Articles

  • Former Manchester United target on his way to Arsenal? Maybe!

    Former Manchester United target on his way to Arsenal? Maybe!

    Emery said he did not want to sign defensive cover because it would lead to problems when his injured players returned to fitness. Marco Silva's side should plot an ambitious swoop for Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic and hijack Arsenal's reported interest in him.
    British parliament votes towards Brexit deal

    British parliament votes towards Brexit deal

    However, May's Brexit plan was overwhelmingly rejected by both Pro-Remain and Brexiteer MPs in a historic Commons vote on Tuesday. Outside, rival protesters sounded off and squared off, with some aiming angry shouts of "traitor" at their opponents.
    Arsenal boss Emery admits hopes of signing two players this week

    Arsenal boss Emery admits hopes of signing two players this week

    The club's situation has grown more desperate since, with full-back Hector Bellerin lost for the season with a knee injury . "If we can bring another player and when all the players want to play, we can have a lot of trouble in the future".
  • Google May Also Be Violating Apple's Policies Just Like Facebook

    Google May Also Be Violating Apple's Policies Just Like Facebook

    It's likely that this is just a temporary setback and it's very unlikely that Apple will boot Facebook's apps from its App Store. The news comes after Apple already banned Facebook's data-harvesting Onavo VPN app from its app store in June of past year .
    Rose prevails at Torrey Pines for 10th PGA win

    Rose prevails at Torrey Pines for 10th PGA win

    On the par-3 16th, Rose holed a 30-foot birdie putt, right before Scott followed him in for birdie from 20 feet. Torrey Pines is tough enough to not have allowed a third-round leader to close one out since Woods in 2008.
    Alleged Kamala Harris affair sheds light on cronyism in Calif. government

    Alleged Kamala Harris affair sheds light on cronyism in Calif. government

    Sure, Harris is campaigning on a bunch of free stuff, but voters like free stuff if they're not told who pays for it. Historically, presidential elections are won by providing the electorate with one of two things: fear or hope.
  • Major travel disruption as heavy snow hits England and Wales

    Major travel disruption as heavy snow hits England and Wales

    The Met Office said there is a 60 per cent chance of a sleet shower at 6pm which will turn into heavy snow by 10pm. A Met Office weather warning issued on Wednesday told the region to brace for ice and freezing fog.
    Trump meets with Chinese vice premier on trade

    Trump meets with Chinese vice premier on trade

    President Donald Trump is voicing optimism before he meets with representatives from China for trade talks Thursday. However, China can make some meaningful progress immediately to break the ice, he wrote in a report.
    Raptors Tactical: How do you attempt to slow James Harden?

    Raptors Tactical: How do you attempt to slow James Harden?

    Lou Williams recorded a triple-double with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Clippers past the Bulls 106-101. Houston Rockets forward/center Kenneth Faried will stay in the starting lineup Friday versus the Toronto Raptors .
  • Trump, Democrats battle in early stage of US  border security talks

    Trump, Democrats battle in early stage of US border security talks

    That shutdown was also sparked by Trump's insistence that any spending bill must include funds for a border wall . Pelosi's hard-line move could push the president further in that direction.
    Maroon 5 cancels Super Bowl halftime news conference

    Maroon 5 cancels Super Bowl halftime news conference

    Halftime Heat will air on the WWE Network , but it will also appear on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter , and the WWE app. The match was made following the brawl that broke out after Takeover: Phoenix went off the air.
    New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty could retire after Super Bowl LIII

    New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty could retire after Super Bowl LIII

    Anticipation is also ramping up for Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime show, which will also include Travis Scott and Big Boi. In an interview, Brady said in reference to Trump's dismissal of the protest: "I certainly disagree with what he said".