Radha Binod Barman took over as part-time Chairperson of National Statistical Commission

May 5, 2016 14:17 IST

Renowned statistician Dr Radha Binod Barman on 4 May 2016 took over as the part-time Chairperson in the National Statistical Commission.

On the other hand, Professor S. Mahendra Dev, Professor Rahul Mukherjee, Dr Rajiv Mehta and Dr Manoj Panda took over as other part-time members in the commission.

About National Statistical Commission

The Government of India ordered setting up National Statistical Commission of India on 1 June 2005 on the recommendation of C. Rangarajan Commission.

It is an autonomous body, which was formed in July 2006.

The objective of its constitution is to reduce the problems faced by statistical agencies in the country in relation to collection of data.

The Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog is the ex-officio Member in the Commission.

The Commission is an advisory body on all statistical matters, set up to enhance public trust in official statistics.

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