Enumerating Only Residents In Households: Faktoo

Enumerating Only Residents In Households: Faktoo

15 May 2010
Greater Kashmir


Srinagar: Director Census Operation, Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad Faktoo Saturday said that only “usual residents in the households” shall be enumerated during the population enumeration. “The persons who are present in the household during the entire period of enumeration or who are known to be usual residents of the household and have stayed there for part of the enumeration period or who are not present at the time of the visit of the enumerator but are expected to return by 28 February 2011 are eligible to be enumerated,” Faktoo, who also the Chief Principal Census Officer, said quoting Census guidelines. Countering the reports that the population enumeration will include all the persons living at a particular place for the past six months, Faktoo said it was important to figure out the terms like ‘household’ and ‘usual residents.’ “Somebody putting up on rent somewhere can’t obviously be enumerated. One should be a usual resident of the household,” he told Greater Kashmir. Pertinently, a Delhi-based newspaper had quoted Faktoo as saying that; “We are not concerned with state subjects or non-state subjects. Our population enumeration will include all the persons living at a particular place for the past six months. For us, that would be the population of the state.” Faktoo said it is important to understand the guidelines before interpreting anything about the population enumeration. “We are right now preparing the national population register and doing house-listing. The population enumeration will begin in the second phase next year,” he told GK. Asked what would be done with the non-state subjects, Faktoo said; “I again say that you should have a Kumba (Household) first. And you should have stayed there during the entire period of enumeration. And then we have a column on ‘place of birth’ in the NPR. That factor should not be overlooked. All these factors will be taken into consideration before going for the actual population enumeration next year. There is no point interpreting things the way people want. There are clear-cut guidelines how we have to proceed ahead.” Regarding enumeration of Army and CRPF troopers, Faktoo said they had no instructions so far. “As of now, we don’t have any instructions to enumerate them. So obviously we won’t be doing that,” he said. Faktoo said in the snow-bound and inaccessible areas of the State the process for both the phases shall be held between August and September this year. He added that the second phase relating to enumeration of human population has been slated to be conducted in February 2011 throughout the country


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