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19-November-2010 15:19 IST
Madhava Menon to Chair Committee on Legislative Measures on Statistical Matters





The National Statistical Commission (NSC) has constituted a committee on 8th November, 2010 under the Chairmanship of Prof.N.R. Madhava Menon, an eminent legal educator in the country to look into legislative measures on statistical matters including a bill to provide statutory status to the NSC. The other Members of the Committee are-


(1)       Shri T.K. Viswanathan, Secretary General, Lok Sabha

(2)       Prof. G. Mohan Gopal, Director, National Judicial Academy, Bhopal

(3)       Shri Ramajah, Former Secretary of the Legislative Department

(4)       Prof. Sudipto Mundle, Member, NSC (Special Invitee)

(5)       Prof. T.C.A. Anant, Chief Statistician of India (Special Invitee)

(6)       Secretary, Department of Justice

(7)       Registrar General & Census Commissioner

(8)       Representative of the Legislative Department

(9)       Dy. Director General, NSC Secretariat


            The Terms of reference for the Committee are as under-




  • Statutory provisions to be made to make the NSC more effective in exercising its mandate.
  • Statutory provisions to be made to have State level Statistical Commissions and their relationship with the NSC
  • Whether any umbrella legislation is needed to make the administrative statistical system more effective, and if so, the details thereof
  • Whether the Census Act and the Registration of Births and Deaths Act are needed to be amended to make them more effective in terms of ensuring public trust etc
  • Reviewing the implementation of Statistical laws at the Centre and in the States to suggest further improvements.
  • Any other matter relevant to legislative measures on statistical matters, including evolving a system for judicial statistics.


            The tenure of the Committee would be one year. However, the Committee is requested to give its report in respect of the terms of reference given at items above within a period of six months.