In a first, the authorities appears set to collect data on households headed by a transgender character and individuals living in the family, home ministry officials stated on Wednesday.
Census officers will be searching for unique information based totally on 31 questions from each household in the course of the residence list and housing census workout scheduled from April 1 to September 30.
“It is for the first time that statistics on households headed by way of a transgender is being collected,” the officers said.
Information will be sought on constructing number, census house number, predominant fabric of the floor, use of census house, situation of the census house, family quantity and complete quantity of persons typically dwelling in the household, according to a notification issued by using the Registrar General and Census Commissioner.
In 2011, the Census amassed records on the wide variety of transgender persons, as well as details on their literacy, caste and employment. The records used to be clubbed underneath ‘Males’ and later released below a separate heading.