Work related to 2021 census begins
Hyderabad: The Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India under the Union home ministry, have started the exercise for the preparation of 2021 census.
The Registrar General of India has sent a circular to all states asking them to provide several details such as jurisdictional changes, creation of new districts and others.
The population census in India is conducted once every ten years under the legal provisions of The Census Act, 1948. The next decennial census of India is due in 2021 and will be the fifteenth in the series since 1881 and the eighth since independence.
The Registrar General of India, in the circular, said that an important aspect of preparatory work for the 2021 census is to collect and complete the details of all the jurisdictional changes that have occurred since the 2011 census. This preparatory work will begin now and go on till the freezing of the boundaries of the administrative units on December 31, 2019.
The Registrar General added that all the directives of the census operations that are incomplete in building up the frame, which is the basis of these lists, will face serious consequences. Extreme care has been advised to be taken to ensure accuracy in updating the frame of all administrative units in each state, at all levels from the villages and towns.
The Registrar General of India listed the required inputs for the preparation of 2021 census. They include stating the creation of new districts, change in jurisdiction of already existing districts, de-notification of already existing districts, creation of new sub-districts, change in jurisdiction of already existing sub-districts, de-notification of already existing sub-districts, creation of new villages by splitting or merging of existing villages, change in jurisdiction of already existing town areas, exclusion of areas from towns, notification of new towns, change in names or spelling of above entities, change in the ward boundaries of towns and any other jurisdictional changes.
The Registrar General of India said, as per the guidelines communicated to all Directorates of Census Operations (DCOs), the DCOs have been obtaining notifications regarding jurisdictional changes of various administrative units from the respective state government departments and scrutinising the same. This process will continue till December 31, 2019 and the DCOs have been asked to send the details of jurisdictional change.
The Registrar General has asked DCOs to obtain a complete list of all villages from the state revenue department and compare it with the list of villages of the 2011 census.