The Government of India has decided to conduct a Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 in all the States and Union Territories with the financial and technical support of Government of India. The Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011(SECC) shall take place from July to December 2011 in different states and union territories keeping in view the local conditions and schedule given by GOI. This is the first time that such an exercise is being conducted in the country. Various Govt. Officials, Enumerators, Supervisors and Data Entry Operators will be provided appropriate training to conduct the SECC.
The enumerator and data entry operator will visit each household together in the field and personally collect relevant information for each of the household members and enter details in to the Hand Held Tablet PCs which will be uploaded to center server for further processing and creating a data base of each individual. Every household who furnishes information for SECC will be provided an acknowledgement slip having declarations that all information provided by the respondent has been correctly entered in the HHDs and the contents have been shown / read out and has been verified by the respondent. The Individual/ Household data on religion and Caste/Tribe is confidential and will not be published. The caste/tribe will be recorded as declared by the respondent and will not confer any right to claim any caste / tribe / community certificate.