Census of India 2011
&
Preparation of the National Population Register
Census in India
• In 1872 the first Census was held in India.
• Since then, Census in India held uninterruptedly.
• The Census of India 2011 will be the
Census and the 7th after Independence.
15th
• Census 2011 will mark a milestone as the
National Population Register (NPR) will also be
prepared
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Census 2011
1st Phase:
HOUSELISTING & HOUSING CENSUS
AND COLLECTION OF DATA ON
NATIONAL POPULATION REGISTER
April to September 2010
2nd Phase:
POPULATION ENUMERATION
9th to 28th February 2011
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Census - Utility
Biggest source of data on:
 Demography
 Economic Activity
 Literacy & Education
 Housing & Household Amenities
 Urbanization
 Fertility and Mortality
 Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
 Language, Religion & Migration
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Census - Utility
• Only source of primary data at village, town and
ward level.
• Valuable
information
for
planning
and
formulation of polices for Central & State
Governments
• Widely used by National & International
agencies,
scholars,
business
people,
industrialists, and many more.
• Delimitation/Reservation of Constituencies Parliamentary/Assembly/Panchayats and other
Local Bodies
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NPR - Utility
Create a comprehensive identity database in the
country

Help in better targeting of the benefits and
services under the Government schemes /
programmes


Improve planning

Strengthen security of the country
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Statutory Backing
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The Citizenship Act, 1955 and The
Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and
Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003
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The Census Act 1948 and Census Rules
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How Big is the Exercise
2001
States/UTs
2011
35
35
593
640
Tehsils
5463
5767
Towns
5161
7742
593732
608786
Households
194 Million
240 Million
EBs
19.82 lakhs
23.56 lakhs
1.03 Bn
1.20 Bn
Districts
Villages
Population
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How Many People will be directly involved?
Enumerators
21 lakhs
Supervisors/Master Trainers
4 lakhs
Charge Officers
17, 500
Additional Charge Officers
6, 300
Principal/District Census Officers
1, 500
UDC
1, 065
LDC
6, 905
Others
Total
664
25, 42, 934
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How much will it Cost?
Expenditure (in Rs. Crores)
Census
NPR
Total
2, 200
3, 756
5, 956
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Items of Information: Houselisting and Housing Census
• Information relating to Buildings- Use, Quantity and Quality
•Amenities available to the Households
•Assets possessed by the Households
35 Columns relating to Building material, Use of Houses,
Drinking water, Availability and type of latrines, Electricity,
possession of assets will be canvassed
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Items of Information: NPR
1 Name of person
6
Sex
11 Present address of usual
residence
2 Relationship to
Head
7
Date of Birth
12 Duration of stay at
present address
3 Father’s Name
8
Marital Status
13 Permanent Residential
Address
4 Mother’s Name
9
Place of Birth
14 Occupation / Activity
5 Spouse’s Name
10
Nationality as
Declared
15 Educational
Qualification
Above details to be collected from all Usual Residents
Photograph, Finger Print and Iris (if approved) to be collected for Usual Residents
aged 15 years and above
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Administrative Set Up: Census
Registrar General and
Census Commissioner, India
Directors of
Census Operations, State
Principal Census Officers
District Magistrates/Collectors/
Commissioner Corporations
Charge Officers
Tehsildars/Mamlatdars
Enumerators and Supervisors
State Coordinator will co-ordinate
between State & Central Government Offices
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Administrative Set Up: NPR
Registrar General of
Citizen Registration
National
Registration Authority
State Directors of
Citizen Registration
Directorate of Census
Operations (Each State)
District Registrars of Citizen
Registration
District Magistrate of
Every Revenue district
Sub-District Registrars of
Citizen Registration
Sub District Magistrate /
Taluka Executive Magistrate
Local Registrars of
Citizen Registration
Local revenue officer
State Coordinator will co-ordinate
between State & Central Government Offices
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Thank you
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An Introduction to Census of India 2011