Census 2021, Updation Of NPR: J&K UT Govt Announces Dates For House Listing

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Appoints coordinator, liaison officers, exercise to begin from June 1

Nasir Azam

Srinagar: Setting the ball rolling for 2021 census and updation of National Population Register (NPR), the government of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir has announced to conduct house listing and housing census between June 1 2020 and July 15, 2022.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of Census Act 1984 read with rule 6(A) and 8(III) of the Census Rules, 1990, the Lieutenant Governor is pleased to announce the dates between June 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020 for conduct of House listing and House census in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir,” reads notification issued by the Planning Development and Monitoring department on 13th of this month.

According to the wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the data for National Population Register will be updated along with house listing and house census.

The government has also appointed Rohit Kansal(Principal secretary, Planning Development and Monitoring Department) as coordinator for Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to supervise the census operation  2021 and updation of National Population Register within the UT.

It has also appointed Shahzada Bilal, Director General, Planning Development and Monitoring Department, as nodal officer to liaison between the director Census operations and other officers in the census work.

As per KNO, the LG has also appointed Divisional Commissioners of both divisions, deputy commissioners, additional deputy commissioners, sub-divisional magistrates, tehsildars as census officers within their respective jurisdictions.

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved Rs 3,941.35 crore for updating the National Population Register (NPR), and another Rs 8,500 crore for the Census 2021 exercise.

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