ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Labour Statistics and Research

the Labour Bureau on October 1, 1946, for the proper development of labour statistics, research, and intelligence. The Bureau's original functions were listed as: (a) collection of statistics relating to labour; (b) maintenance of the cost of living index numbers; (c) keeping up-to-date the data relating to working conditions collected by the Labour Investigation Committee; (d) conducting research into specific problems in order to furniah data required for the formulation of policy; (e) editing the Indian Labour Gazette; and (f) editing a Labour Code of the various legislative enactments and the statutory rules made thereunder and a Year Book giving authoritive description of labour affairs in the country. The Bureau started with a small

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