The Central Government on 11th of March 2022 issued the notification amending the Census Rules, 1990 to allow online self-enumeration in the upcoming Census and National Population Register (NPR).

As per the latest amendments, the citizens can answer the questions online through self enumeration.

Section 8 of Census Act, 1948, gives powers to the enumerator to ask questions regarding the Census and makes it obligatory for respondents to answer, with certain exceptions.
“For the purposes of this clause, “electronic form‟ shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (r) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000).”

“Self-enumeration‟ means filling-up, completion and submission of census schedule by
respondents themselves;”

Rule 8 has an addition: “print media, electronic media, social media”, to the list of modes for ensuring wide publicity for the exe

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