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Amid talk of jobless growth and the urgent need for India to create employment for its millions of young men and women, the Chief Statistician of India, T.C.A. Ananth, says there is not much evidence to show that the unemployment scenario may have worsened in the last three or four years. Anubhuti Vishnoi
TALK POINT: Can official data be fudged? How can we ensure that the credibility of official data is not damaged?
In recent months, many allegations have been made about fudging of official data by government departments in both the centre and the states. How do the allegations hurt the credibility of institutions and what safeguards can be put in place? We ask experts. The art of book-cooking and “smart” accounting hid the true state of Punjab’s finances -- Manpreet Badal, Punjab Finance Minister On assuming office on March 16, 2017, the Congress government was shocked to learn that the financial position of the state was far worse than even our wildest imagination. The treasury was virtually lying closed under the weight of the bills amounting to Rs 13,000 crore pending clearances, farmers were all set to sell their Rabi crop, and the government was awaiting sanction of the Cash Credit Limit (CCL). And then came the RBI shocker - a letter on March 29 suspending all payments to the state. Normally, budget...