National Commission on Labour (1967)||
31.26 We now turn to a discussion of social statistics which to some extent overlap labour statistics. The CLS stressed the need for collection of information on aptitude to work, reaction to work environments and study of the problems of displacement of workers, especially in tribal and backward areas where industrialisation is in progress. Sociological aspects of workers' life are better understood through case studies of a diagnostic type. Provision for such studies on an intensive basis should be made both at national and State levels. Social and sociological data should be collected in the course of the proposed working-class family living surveys to be conducted by the Labour Bureau in 1969-70 and also in the rounds of the NSS at least once in five years. Data on social aspects, already collected by the NSS, should be made available to the public as early as possible. We recommend that collection of social and sociological data on workers' life should find a place in the future programme for development of statistics.