Question: Name the eminent statistician who has taken over as the part-time Chairperson in the National Statistical Commission?
(a) Prof. Rahul Mukherjee
(b) Dr. Rajiv Mehta
(c) Dr. Radha Binod Barman
(d) Dr. Manoj Panda
- On 4 May 2016 Dr. Radha Binod Barman, an eminent statistician, has taken over as the part-time Chairperson in the National Statistical Commission.
- S. Mahendra Dev, Prof. Rahul Mukherjee, Dr. Rajiv Mehta and Dr. Manoj Panda are the other part-time Members in the Commission.
- The Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant is the ex-officio Member in the Commission.
- The Government of India ordered setting up National Statistical Commission on 1 June 2005 on the recommendation of Rangarajan Commission.
- The National Statistical Commission (NSC) of India is an autonomous body which formed in July 2006.
- The Chairperson of the Commission will have the status of a Minister of State in the Government and the Members will have the status of a Secretary to the Government.