Q. Consider the following statements::
1.Constitution talks about the use of census data but it does not talk about the periodicity of the census.
2.The Census Act,1948 mentions the time period of census that needs to be conducted.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below::

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. The Constitution talks about the use of Census data for the delimitation of constituencies and for determining the quantum of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. However, it does not say what should be the periodicity of the census.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The Census Act,1948 provides the legal background for several activities relating to the Census without mentioning anything about its periodicity.

Source: ForumIAS