The Cencus Act,1948
17A. Power to extend the provisions of Act to other operations.
1[The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, extend the provisions of this Act, with such restrictions and modifications as it thinks fit, to pre-tests, pilot studies, cencus of houses which precede the population count and post enumeration check and evaluation studies or statistical surveys or any other operation as may be deemed necessary for the purpose of cencus.]
1. Ins. by Act 11 of 1994, S.14