The Census of India works under Ministry of Home Affairs (Government of India) headed by Registrar General and Census Commissioner. Know more on Current Census Commissioner of India.
Census Commissioner of India
Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India - Census of India collects data on different aspects of population in India. In the last 130 years, the Census of India has been providing government valuable sources of information. This information helps government of India in better allocation funds for people of India. Started in 1872, Census of India has been collecting and providing information on various population statistics after every 10 years. The rich cultural diversity and heritage in People of India is truly brought out by census data very 10 year. Therefore Census of India is a reliable source of information to study and understand people of India. Headed by Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, the census exercise comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Started in year 1949, the Census of India was given the additional duty of implementation of Registration of Births and Deaths Act in 1969 in the country.
Who was the First Census Commissioner of India
Mr. W. W. Plowden was the First Census Commissioner of India.
Who is the Current Census Commissioner of India in 2010
Dr. C. Chandramouli, IAS is the current Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
The Census Commissioners from 1881 Census to 1941 Census and thereafter Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India from 1949 onwards are shown below:
|Census Commissioners, India|
|Year||Name of Census Commissioner|
|1881||Mr. W. W. Plowden|
|1891||Mr. J. A. Bains|
|1901||Mr. H. H. Risley & E. A. Gait|
|1911||Mr. E. A. Gait|
|1921||Mr. J. T. Marten|
|1931||Mr. J. H. Hutton|
|1941||Mr. M. W. M. Yeatts|
|Registrar General and Census Commissioners, India|
|1949||Mr. M W M Yeatts|
|1949 - 1953||Mr. R. A. Gopalaswami|
|1958 - 1968||Mr. Asok Mitra|
|1968 - 1973||Mr. A. Chandra Sekhar|
|1973 - 1977||Mr. R. B. Chari|
|1977 - 1983||Mr. P. Padmanabha|
|1983 - 1989||Mr. V. S. Verma|
|1989 - 1994||Mr. A. R. Nanda|
|1994 - 1999||Dr. M. Vijayanunni|
|1999 - 2004||Mr. Jayant Kumar Banthia|
|2004 - 2009||Mr. Devender Kumar Sikri|
|Since 2009||Dr. C. Chandramouli, IAS|