Dr.Radha Binod Barman

Dr. Radha Binod Barman, an Eminent Statistician Nominated as Chairperson of the National Statistical Commission

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
Ans (c)
Related facts:

  • 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.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=144842
http://uniindia.com/dr-radha-binod-barman-appointed-chairperson-of-national-statistical-commission/india/news/470181.html

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