The Government of India appointed a Task Force on Improving Employment Data on May 11, 2017 under the Chairmanship of Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog. The Task Force was tasked to assess the existing data systems and sources that provide information on jobs and job creation; identify alternate sources that could provide data on jobs and job creation and recommend mechanism(s) for capturing information on jobs and job creation on a regular basis for both informal and formal sector and making recommendations on changes to existing schemes, legislation and rules to facilitate exchange of information on jobs/employment across platforms and strengthening of the available infrastructure.
The Task Force has prepared a draft report which is currently posted on NITI Aayog’s website. Comments from public have been sought on the Draft Report.
The Task Force will submit its final report incorporating the comments received from public. The Government’s reactions will come only after submission of the final report.
This information was given by Minister Of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Planning and Minister of State for Ministry Of Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today (August 2, 2017).