SECC: Establishment & functions - Indian polity and Governance

Q.  Consider the following statements

1. The Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) was launched in 2011

2. It is carried under census of India act 1948 .

3. As per Census Act, 1948, details of individuals collected in the Census are confidential and cannot be made public.

Which of the above statements are correct?

- Published on 04 Apr 15

a. 1,2
b. 1,3
c. 2,3
d. All

In the SECC, it is proposed to publish all the details collected except religion and caste of individual in the local areas in order to bring transparency and invite claims and objections. This list would further be placed before the Gram Sabha in rural areas and in Ward/Committee in urban areas. In order to allow such a process, the SECC is not being conducted under the Census Act and has been taken up as a separate exercise.

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