MHA calls meeting to discuss modalities for Census 2020, NPR with state officials; West Bengal govt to skip event

The Union Home Ministry has convened a meeting on Friday to discuss the modalities for the Census 2020 and the National Population Register (NPR); West Bengal govt says the state won't attend it

Press Trust of India January 16, 2020 16:42:44 IST
MHA calls meeting to discuss modalities for Census 2020, NPR with state officials; West Bengal govt to skip event
  • MoS Nityanand Rai will chair a meeting Friday on NPR and Census 2020 which will be attended by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Chief Secretary and Census directors of all states

  • The meeting will discuss the modalities for the house listing phase of the census and NPR, to be carried out from 1 April to 30 September

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has convened a meeting on Friday to discuss the modalities for the Census 2020 and the National Population Register (NPR), officials said.

Union minister of state for home Nityanand Rai will chair the meeting which will be attended by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Chief Secretary and Census Directors of all states.

The meeting will discuss the modalities for the house listing phase of the census and NPR, to be carried out from 1 April to 30 September, a home ministry official said.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has already announced that her state will not take part in the meeting.

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