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Ensure accurate information, Abu tells E&S dept

By EMN Updated: Aug 18, 2022 8:15 pm
Abu Metha and other dignitaries during the release of ‘Annual Price Bulletin 2022’ and ‘NSS 75th Round Reports’ in Kohima on Thursday.

Dimapur, Aug. 18 (EMN): Describing Economics and Statistics department as the source of information and backbone of all departments, advisor to the chief minister, Abu Metha, called upon the staff to ensure accurate information backed by factual and scientific data which concerns the welfare of the people.

He stated this during a book release event on ‘Annual Price Bulletin 2022’ and ‘NSS 75th Round Reports (Household social consumption: health and Household social consumption: education)’ at the conference hall of the Directorate of Economics and Statistics on August 18, stated a DIPR report.

He urged the department officials to formulate strategies so that the data and information do not only serve as the foundation for research but also be available for students in schools and colleges.

Stating that the department’s books and publications are the basis of every other department’s works, he asked the officials to use their channels with other departments so as to reach the corridors of power, which would help enter the mind of the policy makers to reach the grassroots. Metha urged the department to make maximum use of technology to boost transparency and meritocracy in the state, which in turn, would also be the basis of good governance.

He further asked the department to find ways to push the state ahead to establish numerical benchmarks and to ensure that policies are meeting initial aims and identifying any areas which require improvement.

The commissioner and secretary, Kevileno Angami, informed 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 added that the department has a huge task of collecting authentic, factual data, coalition, tabulation and dissemination of data.

Maintaining that gathering, analysing and interpreting data help in many decision making process, she was of the view that wrong data would result in faulty state government’s policies.

The programme was chaired by additional director, Charles N Kikon, while director, Neidilhou Angami, delivered the welcome address and the economics and statistics officer, Visi Yhokha delivered the vote of thanks.

By EMN Updated: Aug 18, 2022 8:15:20 pm