Additional Secretary of Home Affairs, Sailesh, on 7 January 2016 was appointed as the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
He is a 1985 Batch Assam-Meghalaya Cadre IAS officer and would be succeeding C Chandramauli, who completed his central deputation tenure on 7 January 2016.
About Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India
• The Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs is responsible for conducting the decennial Census.
• Users can get information about Census 2011 such as census schedules, manuals, circulars, training, house listing and housing data, administrative atlas, research on census data, etc.
• Details related to National Population Register (NPR), NPR schedule, NPR instruction manual, NPR biometric enrollment plan, etc. are given.
• Access to information about census 2001, population finder, data summary, maps, etc. is also available.
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When: 7 January 2016