The RGI issued the notification as the process for the 2021 Census kicks in.
The spokesperson said enumerators would start “house listing” in 2020, and the headcount would begin in February 2021. “An individual’s household data are not published by the RGI. They are published in the form of tables on the Census website. The data are preserved for 10 years and then destroyed. From now on, it can be stored forever in an electronic format,” he said.
“Earlier everything was being done manually,” said the spokesperson. The official said the electronic record was being given the status of a “document” under the IT Act, 2000 so that if there is any infringement action can be initiated.
The Census Organisation was set up on an ad hoc basis for each census till the 1951 Census.
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