'Census information not accessible through RTI'

Chikkaballapur divided into 2,961 blocks for house listing

'Census information not accessible through RTI'

The road to be taken: Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha displaying a blueprint of the Census-2011 in Chikkaballapur on Friday.  DH photo Giving details of the Census and preparations for National Population Register at a press meet here on Friday, the DC said that a block comprises a population of 650 to 700 or 170 houses. There are 2,574 blocks in rural areas and 384 in urban areas. As many as 1,390 enumerators are carrying out the task in rural areas and 387 in urban parts. As many as 180 people have been recruited as additional staff.

The Census operation in the district is being supervised by 300 supervisors and 30 additional supervisors. Apart from this 43 master trainers are guiding the enumerators.

Biometric samples
The information provided during enumeration will be kept confidential and cannot be obtained even under the Right to Information Act. The citizens should furnish exact and true details. Furnishing wrong details would invite legal action, Pasha said.

The personal details of the residents above 15 years of age are being collected for compiling the National Population Register. Biometric sample such as finger prints are also being obtained to issue identity cards. The collection of the data would help in government formulating various schemes. The details on type of the house, the geographical attributes and other information is also being collected.

The houselisting would be carried out from from April 15 to May 31. The enumeration would begin from February 9 and last up to February 28.
The following are the helplines which the public can contact for any assistance regarding Census: Chikkaballapur: 08156262223/222009 (DC office), Chikkaballapur taluk: 08156272564, Chintamani: 08154252164, Shidlaghatta: 08158256275, Bagepalli: 08150282225, Gudibande: 08156261024 and Gauribidanur: 08155286451.
Additional Deputy Commissioner G S Nayak and others were present.

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