188.8.131.52 Published Sources
The various sources of published data are:
1. Reports and official publications of
(a) International bodies such as the ‘World Bank’, ‘International Labour Organisation’, ‘Statistical Office of the United Nations’.
(b) Central and State Governments such as Abstract of the Indian Union, Economic Survey of India, India 1988-89, etc.
(c) Reports of the Ad-hoc Committees and Commissions appointed by the Government such as Sarkaria Committee, Mehrotra Committee, Shah Commission, Fourth Pay Commission, etc.
2. Semi-official publications of various local bodies such Municipal Corporations and District Boards.
3. Publications of autonomous and private institutes; such as
(a) Trade and Professional bodies, such as , the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Foreign Trade. The prestigious journals of these institutes are respectively “Economic Trends’, ‘The Chartered Accountant’, ‘Foreign Trade Review’.
(b) Financial and economic journals such as ‘Indian Economic Review’, ‘Reserve Bank of India Bulletin’, ‘ Indian Finance’.
(c) Annual Reports of Joint Stock Companies and Corporations.
(d) Publications brought out by various autonomous Research Institutes and Scholars such as Institute of Economic,Pune.
It should be noted that the publications mentioned above vary with regard to the periodicity of publication. Some are published at regular intervals(yearly, monthly, weekly, etc.) whereas others are ad hoc publications, i.e., with no regularity about periodicity of publication.