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Caste census: Fuss over ‘delay’ in staff payment

While it’s almost a month since the socio-economic caste census (SECC) – 2011work ended, those who conducted the survey are making a fuss, saying their payment was getting “delayed.”

The census concl

Chennai caste census work delayed

Several civic works launched by the Chennai corporation are progressing behind schedule and lack of staff at several departments coupled with bureaucracy continues to haunt the civic administration at

Child sex ratio plunges to 943 from 961 in 10 years

One striking feature of demographic changes in the state reflected in Census 2011 data is the sharp rise in the number of “census towns” from 93 in 2001 to 228 in 2011, indicating that people from rur

Elephant census from June 1 in Jharkhand, 3 states


After a gap of five years, an elephant census will be conducted in Jharkhand and three other states from June 1 in a three-day long exercise.

"As per the Central government guidelines, the censu

PMK MLA files petition on caste census

PMK MLA J. Guru has approached the Madras high court to declare illegal the direction by the Union and state governments to enumerators to specifically record the caste for SC/ST alone by verifying th

Day 1 of caste census hits speedbreaker


The socio-economic census scheduled to begin in Chennai on Tuesday suffered some hiccups as the data entry operators promised by a state owned electronics company failed to report for duty.


Census of fishermen soon to decide kerosene quota

Food and civil supplies minister Anoop Jacob said the government would soon conduct a census among fishermen to determine the quantum of kerosene they require for fishing operations.

The cabinet sub-

Caste census begins across TN except Chennai

The socio-economic caste census began on Monday all over the state except Chennai.

For the city, the two-month exercise will commence on May 1, census commissioner Gopalakrishnan told Deccan Chronic

Civic polls on fast track

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy convened an informal Cabinet meeting on Thursday after returning from New Delhi. He conveyed his intention to hold elections to municipalities and municipal corpora

Caste census to go hi-tech

The Socio-Economic and Caste Census to be conducted from April 10 will be a paperless hi-tech affair for the first time, with the Union government sanctioning 20,000 tablet PCs to record the details c

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