Vijayawada- The Andhra Pradesh government, led by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, has announced its intention to conclude the ongoing caste census by February 15, 2024. Aligning with this commitment, a detailed plan has been unveiled, urging ministers and employees to strictly adhere to the specified guidelines. Beyond the caste census, the initiative aims to collect information on socio-economic data, employment, and education.
The decision to revise the deadline was swiftly followed by a government order emphasizing the importance of efficient enumeration and precise data collection. Leveraging the extensive network, the State Government aims to facilitate swift and accurate data collection, offering a comprehensive understanding of demographic realities within communities.
The government has outlined a strategic approach to finalize the comprehensive survey by February 15, 2024. The methodologies include door-to-door counting, flexibility for adding or deleting missed individuals, the final consolidation of data, report preparation, and training sessions for mapping the data.
Commencing from January 19 to 28, 2024, village secretariat staff and enumerators are set to conduct door-to-door visits. Residents unable to participate in this exercise have the option to register their caste information at village and ward secretariats from January 29 to February 2, 2024. The culmination of the caste census report is expected at the village secretariat level by February 15, 2024. Training for secretariat staff and enumerators is anticipated to conclude by January 11, 2024, while the comprehensive mapping of data enumerators, staff, and supervisors is scheduled to be finalized by January 12, 2024.