New Delhi: At a time when a number of states are opposing to implement the proposed NPR in their respective states, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday said that Some questions in the NPR are causing insecurities in the minds of minorities of the state. He also stated that the state government has decided to request the Central Government to revert the conditions to those prevailing in 2010. The decision was taken after an elaborate consultation within his party. Also Read - Andhra Man Thinks He Has Coronavirus, Commits Suicide to Save Family; Helplines Fail
“Some of the questions proposed in the NPR are causing insecurities in the minds of minorities of my state. After an elaborate consultation within our party, we have decided to request the Central Government to revert the conditions to those prevailing in 2010,” he said. Also Read - Andhra Pradesh: DGP-rank IPS Officer, a Close Aide of Former CM Naidu, Suspended for 'Endangering' National Security
He also said that the state government will also pass a resolution in the upcoming assembly session in this regard.
The statement from the state chief minister came in the backdrop of his governments recent order, asking to conduct the NPR exercise and Housing Listing and Housing Census as part of Census of India 2021 to be taken up for 45 days between April and September 2020.
“In view of a number of apprehensions and doubts being expressed in various quarters with respect to the conduct of NPR exercise, following clarifications are issued to all the District Collectors/ Principal Census Officers in the shape of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for easy dissemination to all concerned,” General Administration Department Secretary Shashi Bhushan Kumar had said in the order issued on January 22.
In the order, he had said that people are not required to submit any document to the enumerators during the NPR exercise.
“Enumerators are just required to record whatever answers are given by the people and not to press for any further answers to any query if they do not intend to give and also not to ask for any document,” Kumar said in the order.