NEW DELHI: Rattled by criticism about its ability to collect industrial production data accurately and efficiently, India's apex statistical body is taking inspiration from a very unlikely quarter - our post office system .
India Post is helping the central statistical organization (CSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation to collect data for the consumer price index since 2010. It uses an online portal system to collect uploaded data, a system that could be used to collect data to compile the Index of Industrial Production, or IIP. "We are trying to convince ministries to have an online portal so that factories can upload data in a set format, human interference is minimal and we can get the data on time," SK Das, director general, CSO told ET.
Source : Economic Times