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Task Force on employment data to submit report next week

The task force on employment data headed by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya is likely to finalise recommendations next week, an official said on Saturday.

The Prime Minister's Office last month constituted the task force to suggest solutions for having timely and reliable employment data for policy making. The Prime Minister had directed to complete the task expeditiously so that policies on employment can be formulated on the basis on credible data. "The task force will be completing the recommendations in the next week," Labour Secretary M Sathiyavathy told reporters here.

Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said the employment generation data is not captured properly for which steps need to taken by the government. The unemployment rate in the country is decreasing and employment generation has gone up due to various schemes like Mundra Yojana and Digital India, he said.

Asked whether the group will come out with any new employment numbers, the labour secretary said, "The task force will only give recommendations on how we should go about the survey or any other methodology to reflect the actual employment generation in the country."
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