Process Begins For Census

Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi Friday directed the officials to make the whole operation for Census 2021 complete and accurate.

Chairing a high level meeting for preparing for the largest administrative exercise of the world , Mr.Padhi also emphasized on complete coverage of all houses and accurate enumeration of all the people. 

Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner Asit Kumar Tripathy, Principal Secretaries Bishnupada Sethi, G. Mathivathanan and several senior officers from concerned departments also participated in deliberations.
Principal Secretary Revenue & Disaster Management Nikunja Bihari Dhal outlined the issues and  Union Joint Director Census Pravakar Barad presented the proposal for discussion.

It was decided in the meeting that one specially designed mobile app will be adopted for enumeration to make it more accurate and real time.

The Tahasildars were asked to update and certify the maps of the villages in their respect of their Tahasils.

It was also decided that the District Magistrates would function as Principal Census Officers and the Additional District Magistrates would be designated as District Census Officer in their respective districts.

The Census would be carried on in two phases.

In 1st phase there would be house listing & housing Census while in the second phase there would be population enumeration.

It was decided to complete both the phases tentatively by March, 2021.

Notably, unlike previous Censuses, this time Tahasil wise enumeration would be done instead of police station wise enumeration.

The meeting also decided that pre-testing activities of the Census techniques would be conducted in three representative places of the State-- Pattamundai in Kendrapara district, Puintala in Bolangir district and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation.

Mr.Barad said that the pretesting would be done through mobile app will start from August 12 and completed by September end during which the whole census operation would be done on sampling basis using both the mobile app and paper mode.

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