The RGI commentary mentioned the Census 2021 used to be scheduled to be performed in two stages — House list & Housing Census all through April-September 2020 and Population Enumeration between February nine to 28, 2021.
Amid the national lockdown to curb the COVID-19 unfold, the Centre has determined to delay the method of the updating the National Population Register (NPR) and the houselisting segment of Census 2021. Both have been meant to begin on April 1 and be finished via September 30.
A commentary via the Registrar General of India’s place of job on Wednesday mentioned that conserving in view the national lockdown, “the primary segment of Census 2021 and updation of NPR, which used to be to start on more than a few dates determined via the State/UT governments starting 1st of April 2020 and more than a few similar box actions, are postponed till additional orders”.
The Indian Express on Saturday reported that the NPR workout used to be prone to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name to care for social distancing. Several states had even written to the Centre, expressing their lack of ability to put in force the method for the reason that their manpower used to be engaged in preventing the pandemic.
“Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, top alert has been declared via the Government of India in addition to the States/Union Territories. The Ministry of Home Affairs vide order dated 24th March, 2020 has issued Guidelines with the instructions for his or her strict implementation, at the measures to be taken via the Ministries/Departments of Government of India and State/Union Territory Governments for containment of COVID-19 Epidemic within the nation. Lockdown has additionally been declared via many State/UT governments. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has issued advisories for more than a few precautionary measures, together with social distancing,” the RGI commentary mentioned.
It mentioned the Census 2021 used to be scheduled to be performed in two stages — House list & Housing Census all through April-September 2020 and Population Enumeration between February nine to 28, 2021. The updation of NPR used to be proposed to be executed at the side of Phase I of Census 2021 in all States/UTs, excluding Assam, because it has already long gone in the course of the technique of getting ready National Register of Citizens.
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