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The central government will neither conduct the caste census nor allow the states to do the census.

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The issue of census is badly entangled. Central Government to Parliament Information Provided that the subject of the census will remain in the jurisdiction of the Central Government and it has no intention of putting it in the Concurrent List of the Constitution. Both the Center and the states have the power to make laws on the subjects of the Concurrent List. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai gave this information in response to the question of DMK MP D. Ravikumar.

With this announcement of the central government, the census and caste census being conducted by various state governments have now become meaningless. The report from these exercises being carried out by the state governments will not get the status of census report. Both the legality and constitutionality of the data collected by the state governments at their level has become questionable because now any person can challenge these figures in the court on the ground that when the state government does not have the authority to conduct census. What do these figures mean?

If you look at the current announcement of the central government with the three earlier decisions, then it will be possible to get an idea of ​​how complicated this matter has become.

, The central government has already said that due to Kovid, the 2021 census will not be held on time and there is no time limit for when this census will be held.

, The government has said that in the current census, apart from scheduled castes and tribes, the rest count of castes will not be done. That is, there will be no caste census.

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