The Decennial Population Census exercise is due in the entire country in the year 2021. A preparatory step towards Census 2021 in the form of a Pre-Test is being conducted encompassing all facets of census operations. The Pre-Test for Census 2021 is being conducted in Regu BAC (Rural Charge) and Ward No. I, Upper Burtuk, Gangtok Municipal Corporation (Urban Charge) as per the selected criteria of Register General Census Operations. The Pre-Test is a full dress rehearsal for the Population Census 2021 wherein Census Enumerators, Supervisors and Charge Officers have been engaged.
Further, as the Government has desired to update the National Population Register (NPR) also along with the first phase of the Census, the process for updation of NPR will also be tested during the Pre-Test. Therefore the field operation for Pre-Test for Census and NPR during the period 12th August 2019 to 30th September, 2019 is of utmost importance.
Considering the significance of the activities under the Census Operation all the residents of the identified areas (Regu BAC and Ward No. I, Upper Burtuk, GMC) are requested to extend their fullest cooperation to all the officials engaged in Pre-Test exercise of Census 2021 to ensure its smooth conduct during the above mentioned period and for its success as per directions of Government of India.
All relevant information sought in the prescribed formats are as per National guidelines and will be used extensively for all future policy making by the Government.