National Commission on Labour (1967)||
We have stated elsewhere1 that a large volume of literature on labour and allied problems has developed in the country during the Last thirty five years and particularly since Independence. This, in a way, shows how the demand for labour statistics, labour research and labour intelligence has been growing. Every new statistical series, or new piece of good research and new medium of conveying it to the public has been welcomed by policy makers, as well as those who are affected by such policies, but they are still far from satisfying their need and appetite for more statistics and more information. In the process, the base of statistical information has widened and its interpretation acquired a depth. Labour statistics and labour research have been widely used in recent years for overall economic planning, as much as statistics in other fields have helped in the formulation of labour policies and programmes, We feel, therefore, that it would be appropriate to discuss the subject within the broad framework of programmes for development of statistics and research in general. Our recommendations, however, will be confined to what are currently recognised, and what in future may acquire recognition, as areas of labour statistics and research.