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  1. The Government of India through a resolution dated 1st June 2005 set up the National Statistical Commission (NSC).
  2. The setting up of the NSC followed the decision of the Cabinet to accept the recommendations of the Rangarajan Commission, which reviewed the Indian Statistical System in 2001.
  3. The NSC was constituted with effect from 12th July 2006 with a mandate to evolve policies, priorities and standards in statistical matters.
  4. The NSC has four Members besides a Chairperson, each having specialization and experience in specified statistical fields.