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Amit Shah for Census 2021 on mobile

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Published Sep 24, 2019, 1:13 am IST
Updated Sep 24, 2019, 1:13 am IST
Laying the foundation stone of a new building, Shah also pitched for a single multipurpose identity card for all public utilities.
Amit Shah.
 Amit Shah.

New Delhi: Census 2021 would be conducted entirely digitally, through a mobile app instead of the conventional pen and paper. Announcing this on Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said India could have a “single multi-purpose identity card” which will be used as an identity card, voter card, passport and PAN.

He said that the next census would be done through a mobile app, and its reference date would be March 1, 2021 while for the snow-bound states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and J&K it would be October 1. The exercise in 16 languages would cost Rs 12,000 crore.

 

Laying the foundation stone of a new building, Shah also pitched for a single multipurpose identity card for all public utilities. “There should be a system that all data should be put together in a single card. That is why digital census is important,” he said. However, experts are not convinced as it would be difficult to club passport with other cards.

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