Monday, October 3, 2022

Annual price bulletin, NSS 75th round reports released

A book of Annual Price Bulletin 2022 & NSS 75th Round Reports—household social consumption: health and household social consumption: education, were released by advisor to chief minister, Abu Metha, in the conference hall of the Economics & Statistics directorate on Thursday.
According to a DIPR report, commissioner & secretary, Kevileno Angami said that the department has been declared as the nodal agency for collection of data, for coalition, publication and dissemination of data for the state.
She said that gathering, analysing and interpreting data aids in many decision-making processes and if false data were to be collected, the state’s policies would be faulty.
In his address, advisor to CM, Abu Metha said that the department was the source and the backbone of all the departments in the state. He stated that it was necessary for any government, especially the state to ensure accurate information and any policies, programmes which concerns the welfare of the people
Metha said that government initiatives as such should be backed up by factual data and scientific data.
Strategies should be formulated and data and information should not only be the foundation of research and progress but they should also be available for students, he said. He added that the department’s books and publications and the journey that it goes through are the basis of every other department’s works.
Metha urged upon the department to make maximum use of technology which would boost transparency and meritocracy in the state.
Pointing out that the way forward was through the advancement of technology, he asked the department to find ways to push the state ahead to establish numerical benchmarks and to ensure that policies were meeting initial aims and identifying any areas which require improvement.
The programme was chaired by additional director, Charles N. Kikon while director Neidilhou Angami delivered the welcome address and Economics & Statistics officer Visi Yhokha proposed vote of thanks.