WB to skip MHA meet on Census, NPR today
January 17, 2020  09:08
The ministry of home affairs on Friday will hold an important meeting on Census and National Population Register in the national capital. All states Chief secretaries will be participating in the conference except West Bengal. 

The meeting will be chaired by Minister of State Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai. The meeting will be held at Ambedkar Bhawan in Delhi.

The Census for 2021 will be held in two phases, in the first phase which begins from April 1 to September 30, 2020, the data will be compiled for house listing with household-specific information like who is the head of the house, how many people live in the house, what are the facilities in the house, while in the second phase, which will begin from February 2021, the questions will be individual specific. 

On January 15 (Wednesday), government sources had said that all states have issued re-notification of the NPR, while Kerala and West Bengal have communicated to the Centre to put it on hold. 

Sources had further shared that among the new additions in 2021 are that the question related to the gender of head of the household had `male or female` options in 2011, but this time `transgender` option has been added.
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