Frequent question: Who is the father of census in India?

Who is the head of census?

Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India

भारत के रजिस्ट्रार जनरल और जनगणना आयुक्त
Abbreviation RGCCI
Registrar General & Census Commissioner Vivek Joshi
Parent organisation Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

Who started census in India?

The Census of 1881 which was undertaken on 17th February, 1881 by W.C. Plowden, Census Commissioner of India was a great step towards a modern synchronous census. Since then, censuses have been undertaken uninterruptedly once every ten years.

Which method is adopted for census in India?


The Census of India is conducted once in a decade, following an extended de facto canvasser method. Under this approach, data is collected from every individual by visiting the household and canvassing the questionnaire all over the country, over a period of three weeks.

Does India have a census?

Census of India overview

“The Indian Census is the largest single source of a variety of statistical information on different characteristics of the people of India.

Who is the head of Census 2021?

In September 2019, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had stated that the 2021 national census would be done fully digitally through a mobile phone application. 2021 census will be carried out in 16 languages.

2021 Census of India.

16th Census of India
Our Census, Our Future
General information
Country India
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Who published the census?

The first 2020 Census population counts will be released by the U.S. Census Bureau today. These counts will be used for apportionment, which is a process that determines how many seats in the U.S. House of Representatives each state will have for the next 10 years.