Caste enumeration to start in June next

The Centre has informed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi that caste enumeration would start in June next and completed in a phased manner by September 2011.

Updated: Nov 06, 2010, 15:03 PM IST

Chennai: The Centre has informed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi that caste enumeration would start in June next and completed in a phased manner by
September 2011.

"The enumeration of all castes would be started from June 2011 and completed in a phased manner by September 2011 keeping in view the schedule of General Elections to be held in four states including Tamil Nadu," Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has said.

In a letter to Karunanidhi dated October 29, which was released to the media today, Chidambaram has said the Union Cabinet on September 9 had approved the Group of Ministers` recommendation on carrying out a caste census.
Chidambaram was responding to a letter written by Karunanidhi to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in August, seeking to incorporate caste details in the ongoing census
process.

PTI