A meeting of census department under district administration, state observer, other officials and community monitors for Dimapur district was held in the chamber of DC Dimapur on February 23. The meeting chaired by DC Dimapur, Moangwati reviewed the ongoing progress of Census 2011 operation in the district.
The meeting was held in the presence of state observer Bijoya P. Chetri, NCS secretary horticulture and other census officials and nodal officers including seven member community monitors for Dimapur district which include five councilors from Naga Council and president and vice president from Naga Women Hoho Dimapur.
Deputy commissioner also briefed the members on the current status and awareness meetings conducted by community monitors that has wide spread positive impact on the district for correct and factual completion of the Census 2011, phase II.
The community monitors highlighted on supervision of houses in several villages under various sub-divisions which had been recorded to assess whether enumerators have been performing their assignments as per directive from Census department.
The meeting observed that Dimapur district was doing well except in some newly established colonies and villages where some bogus entries were detected such as converting non-local names to local names, etc., believed to have been forced upon the enumerators. However, on detection, the administration and community monitors immediately made necessary corrections after thorough verification during their visits.
State observer appreciated the involvement of Naga Council and Women Hoho as community monitors and commended the nature of progress achieved so far.
Further, Aier commented that success achieved through involvement of Community Monitors in Nagaland would set a shining example to the whole country in achieving clean and correct presentation for the first time in the country’s history of Census operation. It may be noted that Nagaland is the only state in the entire country to constitute community monitors during the Census 2011 operations with a special emphasis to ensure complete transparency and accuracy in the Census operations. State observer Chetri, after interacting with the members, left for further personal verification to Niuland sector along with a member of the community monitor.
DC Dimapur has further appealed to all citizens to cooperate with census department and community monitors for a smooth completion of the operation.