The Cencus Act,1948
7A. Requisitioning premises, of vehicles, etc., for taking of a cencus.
1(1) If the appears to the Central Government that, in connection with taking of a cencus, –
(a) any premises are needed or are likely to be needed, or
(b) any vehicle, vessel or animal is needed or is likely to be needed,
the Government may be order in writing requisition such premises, or vehicle, vessel or animal, as the case may be, and make such further orders
(2) The requisition shall be effected by an order in writing addressed to the person deemed by the Central Government to be owner or possession of the property, and such shall be served in the prescribed manner on the person to whom it is addressed.
(3) Whenever any property is requisitioned under sub-section (1), the period of such requisition shall not extend beyond the period for which such property is required for any of the purposes mentioned in that sub-section.