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Birth And Death Register To Be Linked With Census, Says Amit Shah

The birth and death registers will be linked to the census, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday.

While speaking at the inauguration of a Census office at Guwahati’s Amingaon, the union home minister was quoted as saying buy news agency ANI: “By 2024, every birth and death will be registered which means our census will be updated automatically.”

Mr Shah, elaborating the linking process, said that after a person’s birth, the corresponding details will be added to the census register and after he or she turns 18, the name will be included in the electoral roll and after the person’s death, the name will be deleted.

This way, the name or address changing process will also be smoother, the home minister stressed. 

The Home Ministry has decided to use modern techniques to make the census more scientific, Mr Shah said. He said the next census “will be an e-census, a 100 percent perfect census. It will shape the policies of the next 25 years. My family and I will be the first to fill all details online in the software when it is launched.”

Stressing that the census plays an important role in policymaking, the home minister said only it can tell what is the status of development in the country, amng the SC and ST communities, and what kind of lifestyle people have in mountains, cities, and villages.

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