SHILLONG: A State-level census coordination committee was convened by the Director of Census Operations, Meghalaya, Dr Joram Beda under the chairmanship of PS Thangkhiew, State Chief Secretary at the Conference Room of the Meghalaya Secretariat on November 28. Bharati Chanda, Deputy Registrar General and Commissioners & Secretaries of various departments of the Government of Meghalaya along with officers of the Directorate of Census Operations, Meghalaya attended the meeting. Issues pertaining to the upcoming 2021 Census were discussed with the various stakeholders and valuable inputs and suggestions were received. The Census of India will commence with Houselisting & Housing Operations (HLO) and the updation of National Population Register in 2020. This shall be followed by Population Enumeration in 2021.
The Census of India is one of the largest administrative exercises in the world and it is a source of accurate statistics for policy making for both the Central and State governments as well as public stakeholders.