2,925 enumerators ready for mammoth exercise

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 27

The district administration today pulled up its socks for holding Census 2021— one of the biggest administrative exercises in the country — from this year by organising training for officers involved in the process.

Inaugurating a training programme for this mammoth exercise, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Principal Census Officer of the district Varinder Kumar Sharma said today that starting from 1872, when the first Census of the country took place, this was the 16th Census and the 8th Census of the independent India. He said for the first time the Census would be conducted in a digital mode through a specially designed app which would be used on android phones.

The Deputy Commissioner said during this exercise data pertaining to housing, economic activity, migration, urban and rural populace and demography, besides others would be registered by the staff involved in the national exercise. He said houselisting and housing Census would start in the district from May 15 to June 29.

The Deputy Commissioner said under the mammoth exercise, a population of roughly 3 crore would be covered in the state for which 74,000 enumerators had been appointed. He said for undertaking Census in the district, which was having approximately 19 lakh population, 49 charge officers along with 484 supervisors and 2,925 enumerators have been put on task.

Sharma asked the officers to undergo the training dedicatedly for performing this duty efficiently. Assistant Director, Census, Punjab, Madhav Shyam, imparted training to the officers.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Singh, Sub Divisional Magistrates Amit Kumar, Rahul Sindhu, Dr Sanjiv Sharma, Dr Jai Inder Singh and Dr Vineet Kumar, MC Joint Commissioner Rajiv Verma, Commandant Kulwinder Singh Thiara, District NIC Officer AS Kalsi, Deputy Economic and Census Adviser Sunita Pal, District Incharge, Census Nagendra Yadav were among those other present.

Top Stories

Punjab government to extend curfew in state till May 1

Punjab government to extend curfew in state till May 1

Schools to promote students of Classes 5 and 8 to the next c...

Coronavirus: Sangrur patient was on pilgrimage; visited multiple mosques, villages

Coronavirus: Sangrur patient was on pilgrimage; visited multiple mosques, villages

Health dept launches massive contact tracing campaign

Chandigarh reports another coronavirus case, total stands at 19

Chandigarh reports another coronavirus case, total stands at 19

The city reported its first case on March 18

Cities

View All

Chandigarh reports another coronavirus case, total stands at 19

The city reported its first case on March 18

Two more found infected in Panchkula, district tally four

18-yr-old boy, 80-yr-old man attended religious meet in Raja...

Chandigarh Admn to screen entire population for Covid signs

Administrator also orders strict screening at border points.

35 residents put under home quarantine in Chandigarh

Are contacts of a Dera Bassi patient, who is a PGI tubewell ...

Harnamdass Pura residents protest cremation of patient

Fearing Covid, they were opposing his last rites near their ...

Community spread scare in Jalandhar

Infection source of four patients remains untraced | State c...