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The Cencus Act,1948

The Cencus Act,1948




1 Short title and extent.
2 Definitions.
2A Rule of construction respecting enactments not extending to Jammu and Kashmir.
3 Central Government to take Cencus.
4 Appointment of cencus staff.
4A Staff of every local authority to be made availbale for taking cencus.
5 Status of Cencus authorities as public servants.
6 Discharge of duties of cencus officers in certain cases.
7 Power to call upon certain persons to give assistance.
7A Requisitioning premises, of vehicles, etc., for taking of a cencus.
7B Payment of compensation.
7C Power to obtain information.
7D Power of entry into and inspection of premises etc.
7E Eviction from requisitioned premises.
7F Release of premises from requsition.
7G Delegation of functions of the Central Government with regard to requisitioning.
7H Penalty for contravention of any order regarding requisiting.
8 Asking of questions and obligation to answer.
9 Occupier to permit access and affixing of numbers.
10 Occupier or manager to fill up schedule.
11 Penalties.
12 Sancttion required for prosecutions.
13 Operation of other laws not barred.
13A Certain offences to be connizable and triable summarily.
14 Jurisdiction.
15 Records of cencus not open to inspection nor admissible in evidence.
15A Protection of service interests of members of cencus staff.
15B Protection of action taken in good faith.
16 Temporary suspension of other laws as to mode of taking cencus in municipalities.
17 Grant of statistical abstracts.
17A Power to extend the provisions of Act to other operations.
18 Power to make rules.

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