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  • 1. A BILLION SNAPSHOTS: PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES IN THE CENSUS OF INDIA Varsha Joshi, Director of Census Operations Delhi13.07.2013
  • 2. THE LARGEST CENSUS IN THE WORLD 1.21 BILLION PEOPLE COUNTED BY 2.7 MILLION FUNCTIONARIES 2 UNIVERSAL ROUNDS WITH DATA PROCESSING OF 100% SCHEDULES 2
  • 3. UNMATCHED COMPLEXITY 35QUESTIONS IN HOUSELISTING 29QUESTIONS IN POPULATION ENUMERATION SCHEDULES IN 16 LANGUAGES MANUALS IN 18 LANGUAGES 3
  • 4. PRINCIPLES OF CENSUS TAKING4
  • 5. LEGAL BACKING CENSUS ACT 1948 RESPONDING TO CENSUS QUESTIONS IS MANDATORY 5
  • 6. PROTECTION OF PRIVACY THOUGH THERE ARE SEVERAL SENSITIVE QUESTIONS ASKED IN THE CENSUS, THERE IS A GUARANTEE OF COMPLETE CONFIDENTIALITY & ANONYMITY 6
  • 7. INCLUSIVENESS IN THE COUNT THE CENSUS MUST ENSURE THAT EVERYONE IS COUNTED WITHOUT OMISSION OR DUPLICATION AND THIS INCLUDES VULNERABLE PEOPLE & GROUPS 7
  • 8. OPENNESS IN THE PREPARATION DEMOGRAPHERS, PLANNERS, AND OTHER DATA USERS ARE CONSULTED TO DECIDE ON THE QUESTIONS SECTORAL NGOS & UN AGENCIES ARE INVOLVED IN TRAINING AND PUBLICITY MEASURES AND FIELD MONITORING 8
  • 9. OVERCOMING BIASES THE ENUMERATOR IS TRAINED TO ASK EVERY QUESTION FOR EVERY HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WITHOUT MAKING ASSUMPTIONS AND TO PROBE GENTLY TO OVERCOME RESPONDENTS’ ASSUMPTIONS 9
  • 10. REAL TIME FEEDBACK LOOPS 10 FIELD SUPPORT FOR ENUMERATORS AT ALL TIMES FROM SUPERVISORS & MASTER TRAINERS FEEDBACK FROM PUBLIC THROUGH TOLLFREE NUMBER, HELP DESKS, EMAIL, FACEBOOK, TWITTER
  • 11. PROCESSES11
  • 12. GIS MAPPING SHAPE FILES OF ALL 640,000 VILLAGES SATELLITE BASED GIS MAPS FOR 33 CAPITAL CITIES 12
  • 13. ENUMERATOR MAPS 13
  • 14. UNIQUE LOCATION CODE STATE DISTT SUBDTT TOWN WARD EB HSHD 07 08 003 7001 0149 0112 083 14
  • 15. DESIGNING THE QUESTIONNAIRE QUESTIONNAIRE = CONTENT (QUESTIONS) + PHYSICAL FORM (SCHEDULE) 15
  • 16. DESIGNING THE QUESTIONS BACKWARD COMPATIBILTY LOGICAL PROGRESSION GENDER AND CLASS NEUTRAL 16
  • 17. TO CODE OR NOT TO CODE 17
  • 18. DESIGNING THE SCHEDULE EASY TO READ AND WRITE LONG LASTING QUALITY SUITABLE FOR SCANNING & ICR 18
  • 19. 19
  • 20. INTELLIGENT CHARACTER RECOGNITION 20
  • 21. DATA PROCESSING- PRE SCANNING 21 PRE SCANNING- PREPARING SCHEDULES FOR SCANNING THROUGH A BARCODE BASED CONTROL SYSTEM
  • 22. SCANNING COLOUR ARCHIVING; COLOUR DROPOUT FOR ICR 22
  • 23. EFLOW TEMPLATE MATCHING 23
  • 24. SEPARATION AND TILING 24
  • 25. COMPUTER ASSISTED CODING 25
  • 26. DATA EDITING IN IMPS/ CSPro 26 COVERAGE CHECKS CONSISTENCY CHECKS ITEM IMPUTATION HOT DECK/ COLD DECK NO UNIT IMPUTATION
  • 27. TABULATION 27 TMF/ TRU UNIVARIATE & MULTIVARIATE TABLES CUSTOMISED TABLES ON REQUEST RECAST DATA OF PREVIOUS CENSUSES
  • 28. PUBLICATIONS 28 HOUSELISTING TABLES: H & HH SERIES POPULATION ENUMERATION TABLES: A, B, C, D, F, SC, ST SERIES ADMINISTRATIVE & THEMATIC ATLASES
  • 29. DATA DISSEMINATION POLICY29
  • 30. COPYRIGHT 30 FREE TO USE WITH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT “Census of India 2011, Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India” RESALE/ REDISTRIBUTION WITHOUT VALUE ADDITION PROHIBITED
  • 31. MODES OF DISSEMINATION 31 WEBSITE http://www.censusindia.gov.in CENSUSINFO http://www.devinfo.org/indiacensus2011
  • 32. GRANULAR & CUSTOMISED DATA 32 DIRECTORATES OF CENSUS OPERATIONS IN STATE CAPITALS WORKSTATIONS IN UNIVERSITIES JNU & PUNJABI UNIVERSITY PATIALA FUNCTIONAL
  • 33. PRINT PUBLICATIONS- AT DCOs 33 BOOKS, REPORTS, MAPS OF PRESENT & PREVIOUS CENSUSES DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF PUBLICATIONS (UNDER PREPARATION)
  • 34. DATA RELEASES FROM CENSUS 2011 34 RELEASED  PROVISIONAL POPULATION TOTALS  HOUSELISTING & HOUSING CENSUS RESULTS  PRIMARY CENSUS ABSTRACT UPCOMING  AGE GROUPING, DISABILITY  RELIGION, MOTHER TONGUE, MIGRATION  WORKERS BY NIC/NCO CLASSIFICATION
  • 35. UTILITY OF CENSUS DATA35
  • 36. ELECTIONS 36 DELIMITATION OF CONSTITUENCIES RESERVATIONOF SC/ ST SEATS
  • 37. SAMPLING FRAMES 37 ALL MAJOR SURVEYS INCLUDING NFHS SRS AHS SECC CREATE THEIR SAMPLING/ SURVEY FRAMES ON THE BASIS OF CENSUS ENUMERATION BLOCKS
  • 38. PLANNING COMMISSION 38 POPULATION PROJECTIONS RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS ACHIEVEMENT OF GOALS
  • 39. IMPACT ON POLICYMAKING 39 CHILD SEX RATIO IN PUNJAB 2001- 798 2011- 846 MANUAL SCAVENGING ELECTRIFICATION OF VILLAGES
  • 40. THANK YOU dco-del.rgi@censusindia.gov.in @suraiya95 FURTHER QUESTIONS/ INFORMATION ? http://www.slideshare.net/varshajoshi95