Census 2021, NPR Will Begin From April 1, 2020; No Further Delay, Preparations In Full Swing
The issues of NRC and NPR have had the nation in an uproar despite which, the Home Ministry has announced that the preparations for Census 2021 and National Population Register are going on in full swing.
The protests and strikes against the NRC and NPR have reached quite a strenuous point, and in spite of this, the Ministry has announced that the NRC and NPR will still be linked to the Census 2021 and NPR.
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Preparations Of Census 2021 and NPR Update To Begin On April 1
A conference was organized by the Ministry to announce the status of the work being done on the Census 2021 and NPR, during which the Ministry announced that the work will commence on April 1.
The statement says, “The preparations for Census and NPR update that is to begin from April 1 are now at their peak. The listing of houses and linking of NPR with Census will be carried out across the country from April 1 to September 30.”
On the other hand, 190 prominent figures have written to the Government not to link the two together. These include Harsh Mander (Centre for Equity Studies, New Delhi), who was recently charged with contempt of court and inciting violence; Barbara Harriss-White (Oxford University); and Debraj Ray (Professor, New York University).
Jurisdictional Changes And Other Issues Discussed In The Conference
The statement also says that the directors of Census Operations of different States/Union Territories (UTs) also displayed their level of preparedness in their respective States or UTs. The states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana made their presentation during the conference.
The conference discussed the jurisdictional changes that were made after the Census 2011 and the finalization of the statutory towns and census towns.
Reports state that in the conference, topics such as urban agglomeration, creation of special charges and snowbound areas, the status of training to the census functionaries at the state, district level and below were discussed.