State level conference on census of India 2021 and updation of npr

State level conference on census of India 2021 and updation of npr
State level conference on census of India in Shillong.
Shillong, Feb 11 | Publish Date: 2/11/2020 11:49:15 AM IST

A State Level Conference on Census of India 2021 and updation of National Population Register was held on the 10th February 2020 at the Conference Hall of Meghalaya Secretariat, Shillong.

Conrad K. Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya addressed the Conference and stressed on the need to strengthen the grass-root level of functionaries to make the exercise a success. The Chief Minister also laid emphasis on Information Education Campaign to create awareness among the general public about the importance of this exercise. Only when the public realises its importance will a correct and accurate data be obtained. The Chief Minister also highlighted the need to dispel any misconceptions about the NPR exercise which is being done simultaneously alongwith the Houselisting Operations of Census. The Chief Minister extended his best wishes for the endeavour.

Vivek Joshi, Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India addressed the Conference though Video Conferencing from New Delhi and stated that National Population Register was first conducted in 2010 and is being updated along with Houselisting Operations. The RG & CCI also assured that Census data is used only for policy decision making of the Government and that data is released at the aggregate level only and no individual information will be disclosed.

M.S. Rao, Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya informed that the state will give utmost importance to this exercise. He emphasized that a crucial aspect is to train the enumerators and supervisors who are the key functionaries. The Chief Secretary also informed that a comprehensive IEC will be launched to create mass awareness.

Dr. Joram Beda, Director of Census Operations gave a detailed presentation about the various aspect of census highlighting that the Census of India is the largest administrative exercise in the world. 

Bharati Chanda, Dy Registrar General, R. Lyngdoh, State Nodal Officer for Census & NPR, Principal Census Officers (Deputy Commissioners) of all districts, S. Lingasamy, Jt. Director of Census Operations also spoke on the occassion. (DIPR)


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