Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Credible Data on Job Creation ? Here is How

Hindustan Times ( 10 May 2017 ) carries following news report :

“ Modi sets up high-level panel to provide credible data for employment policies “

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday set up a high-level task force under Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya to fine tune jobs data so that the government can frame policies to spur employment.

The task force will recommend solutions which can be implemented in a time-bound manner.

“The PM has directed that this task be expedited so that policies on employment can be formulated with a proper appreciation of impacts, based on credible data,” a PMO release said.

The task force also includes labour secretary Sathiyavathy, chief statistician TCA Ananth, Pulak Ghosh of Niti Aayog and Teamlease chief Manish Sabharwal.

At present, data on employment is collected and published by certain agencies including the Labour Bureau but the coverage is very small.

The Labour Bureau data covers only a few sectors and the methodology is not based on updated panel of survey respondents.

“The net result has been that both policy making and analysis are conducted in a data vacuum,” the PMO said.

Asserting that the government attaches the highest priority to job creation, the PMO said, “India suffers from a lack of reliable, timely data on employment, which has made it difficult for policy makers and independent observers to assess the extent of employment generation at different points of time.”

Modi had directed his ministers to come up with a solution to fill this long standing gap in the country’s statistical architecture.

In the last budget session of the Parliament, minister of state for planning Rao Inderjit Singh admitted that the overall unemployment was rising, and the rate was highest among the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The unemployment rate has increased to 5% from just 3.8% in 2011.

In January, a United Nations report said India may witness marginal increase in unemployment between 2017 and 2018.

The World Employment and Social Outlook report said: “Unemployment in India is projected to increase from 17.7 million last year to 17.8 million in 2017 and 18 million next year. In percentage terms, unemployment rate will remain at 3.4 per cent in 2017-18.”

Dear Shri  Sathiyavathy / TCA Ananth / Pulak Ghosh / Manish Sabharwal :

There are only following technology-based solutions to compile “ Credible Employment Data “ and for job-generation

And compile such data :

·         Automatically and Unbiased ( without human intervention / dependence  )

·         Dynamically  ( on continuous / on-going basis – 24*365 )

·         Accurately     ( with 99 % accuracy  )

Please consider to implement my following suggestions ( earlier sent as Emails ) :

From  BAD  to  MAD  (  01  June  2016 )


·          Quarterly Labour Survey : A Still-Born  Child ? ( 22 March 2017 )


·         Annual Employment Survey ? ( 26  Oct  2015  )


·         National Career Service Portal  ( 21  July  2015  )


·         Job Melas are NOT an Answer  !  ( 13  Feb  2017  )


·         Incentivizing  Employment  ? (  24  Aug  2016  )


·         50 Million Jobs in 5 months ?  (  24  June  2016  )


10   May 2017