Revision round of Census underway
The revision round of the Census is currently being undertaken all over the country with enumerators going back to houses to record any changes that may have occurred primarily due to deaths and births in the family.
New Delhi: The revision round of the
Census is currently being undertaken all over the country with
enumerators going back to houses to record any changes that
may have occurred primarily due to deaths and births in the
This round is part of the Population Enumeration
phase, carried out from February 9 to 28, and is conducted to
ensure that the data collected is not only accurate but also
makes use of a defined period of time for the Census`
"Our reference date is March 1. Data has been
collected from February 9 onwards. So we are trying to make up
for the fact that the data was collected 20 days ahead and
there maybe some event which has taken place within these 20
"That may cause some significant change in the data.
If anybody has passed away then we are going to cross that
out. If a new baby has been born then we will record that
also," Varsha Joshi, Director of Census Operations in Delhi,
Enumerators will not be asking special questions
during the time and will only enquire of changes, she said.
Houses that were left out for any reason in the
February 9-28 period will also be covered in this exercise
going on from March 1 to March 5.
After the revision round ends, enumerators will be
required to calculate "page totals" of questions that include
"items" like the literate and illiterate population, the male
female adult population and the 0-6 years population.
The entire document will be submitted by each state to
the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner,
India (RGI) for a preliminary Census result, Joshi said.
"They will do their compilation and publish what is
known as the Provisional Population Total for the whole
country by the last week of March," she said.
Filled in physical forms will also be called back from
the Enumerators for "processing" and these will be checked
for any material that is "missing".
This information will then be stored, scanned into a
machine readable copy and fed into a specially designed
software for final results, she added.