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Section 4 – The Cencus Act,1948

The Cencus Act,1948

4. Appointment of cencus staff.

(1) The Central Government may appoint a cencus Commissioner to supervise the taking of the cencus throughout the area in which the cencus in intended to be taken, and 1[Directors of Cencus Operations] to supervise the taking of the cencus within the several States.

(2) The State Government may appoint persons as cencus-officers 2[with such designations as the Government may be necessary] to take, or aid in, or supervise the taking of, the census within any specified local area and such persons, when so appointed, shall be bound to serve accordingly.

(3) A declaration in writing, signed by any authority authorized by the State Government in this behalf, that any person has been duly appointed in cencus-officer for any local area shall be conclusive proof of such appointment.

(4) The State government may delegate to such authority as it thinks fit the power of appointing cencus-officers conferrd to sub-section (2).


1. Subs. by Act 56 of 1974, S.3 and Sch. II for “Superindent of Cencus Operation” (w.e.f. 20.12.1974).

2. Ins. by Act 11 of 1994, S.3.

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