The Cencus Act,1948
ACT NO. 37 OF 1948 (As amended in 1994) [ 3rd September,1948.]
An act to provide for certain matters in connection with the takin of Cencus
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the taking of cencus in 1***India or any part thereof whenever necessary or desirable and to provide for certain matters in connection with the taking of such cencus;
It is hereby enacted as follows:
1.Short title and extent.
1.(1)This Act may be called the Cencus Act,1948 .
2[(2)It extends to the whole of India. 3***]
1. The Act has been extended to:-
Goa, Daman and Diu by Reg. 11 of 1963, S.3 and Sch. withmodifications to the whole of the Union Territory of Lakshdweepvide Reg. 8 of 1956, S.3 and Sch. (w.e.f. 1-10-1987).
The State of Sikkim vide Notification No. 3465 dated 21.9.1976 (w.e.f. 13.9.1976).
2. The words “the Provinces and Acceding States of” rep. by A.O. 1950.
3. Subs, ibid, for the former sub-section.