Minister finds CPM’s proposed socio-economic survey against law

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014,21:09 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Minister for Rural Development K C Joseph today said that the proposed socio-economic survey of the CPM  was against the Collection of Statistics Act.
Talking to newsmen here, Mr Joseph said according to the Section 3 of Collection of Stats act of 2008, only government  had power to conduct socio- economic survey, but the CPI(M) was doing illegal survey and it would lead to social tension.
The government would take legal action against it and the issue would be informed to Election commission of India.
Mr Joseph demanded that call to boycott hike in taxes be withdrawn and said the new taxes would only come into effect through an ordinance.
He said the majority of tax hike would not affect the poor people and the hike of water tax and land tax was only marginal.
The government had formed a six-member high level committee headed by Planning Board Vice Chairman to submit a detailed recommendation to find a solution to overcome the financial crisis and the committee would submit the report within one  month.