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Services Price Index for railways, telecom in 6months

Services Price Index for railways, telecom in 6months
PTI
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First Published: Sun, Aug 09 2009. 03 52 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Aug 09 2009. 03 52 PM IST
New Delhi: The government is likely to come up with an index in the next six months to track price variation in the services sector like telecom and railways.
The services price index is expected to be on the lines of the wholesale price index or the consumer price index and will measure price movement within the sector.
“We have identified 10 sectors that form part of the services price index sectoral study being done,” official sources said.
The index for the telecom sector is almost complete while the railways is doing it in-house. Sources say the index for these two sectors would be out in the next 6months.
Last year, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry had set up an expert committee for developing the index.
The Committee headed by CP Chandrasekhar of the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, submitted its report on the concept, methodology, coverage and other related aspects for the services sector index last week, sources added.
The Commerce Ministry has appointed consultants who have collected data for 2003-07.
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First Published: Sun, Aug 09 2009. 03 52 PM IST