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New Delhi: T.C.A. Anant, chief statistician of India (CSI), retired on Wednesday after holding the office for seven-and-half years. He was also serving as secretary of the ministry of statistics and programme implementation (MOSPI).

As chief statistician, Anant was in-charge of releasing key macro-economic data like gross domestic product (GDP) and retail inflation numbers.

During his tenure, the statistical arm of the government revised the base years for GDP and the index of industrial production (IIP).

Anant was a professor at the Delhi School of Economics before taking charge as the CSI on 1 July 2010 from Pronab Sen, who was the first CSI. The Central Administrative Tribunal set aside Anant’s appointment in October 2011 on grounds that he didn’t meet the eligibility criteria for the post, but the government reinstated him to the position.

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