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  • Census under the Constitution of India, is a ‘Central’ subject
  • Responsibility to conduct Census lies with the Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Census is carried out under the provisions of Census Act, 1948 (37 of 1948) & Census Rules
  • The Act empowers Central Government to notify the date for the Census, appoint a Census Commissioner and Directors of Census Operations in the States
  • Under the Act, services of any citizen can be requisitioned for census work

Obligations of the Public (Sec. 8/9 of the Act)

  • To allow entry to the Census staff in her/his house
  • To allow painting of number on her/his house
  • To give correct information to the best of her/his knowledge & belief
  • Punishment for violation:Fine up to Rs. 1,000/- (Sec 11 of the Act)

Obligation of the Census Officers/Staff

  • Cannot refuse duty
  • Cannot obstruct anyone from performing duty
  • Cannot put offensive, improper or unauthorized question(s)
  • Cannot knowingly make a false return
  • Cannot disclose any Census information
  • Punishment :Imprisonment up to 3 years and / or fine up to Rs. 1000/- (Sec. 11 of the Act)
  • Confidentiality of Census Records (Sec.15 of the Act)
  • CENSUS RECORDS neither open to inspection nor admissible in evidence
  • Service interests of the members of the Census Staff are given due protection (Sec. 15A of the Act)
  • Census Duty is considered as “On Duty”
Downloads - Census Act & Rules
1 The Census Act, 1948
2 Census Rules, 1990
3 Citizenship Act, 1955
4 Citizenship Rules, 2003
5 The Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969