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JNU professor quits government panel over the situation in Jawaharlal Nehru University.

CP Chandrasekhar, a JNU professor, resigned from a government panel a day after masked assailants unleashed violence at JNU.

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation created a Standing Committee on Economic Statistics in December 2019. The government established this panel to review India’s economic statistical data and to improve the data quality as many raised concerns regarding “political interference” in the statistical system.

Eminent economist and JNU professor CP Chandrasekhar, who was a part of this committee, quit on January 6, 2020, after a violent mob attacked JNU. Professor CP Chandrasekhar told Business Standard that the incident undermined his faith in the government. Moreover, in an email to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI), he wrote that he would not be able to serve on this committee as political pressure has reduced their autonomy and this subverted efforts to consolidate a well-designed system.

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