Q. Consider the following statements::
1.The Census provides a picture of the Indian population while Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) is a tool to identify beneficiaries of state support.
2.SECC falls under the Census Act of 1948 and all data are considered confidential.
Select the correct statements suing the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. The Census provides a picture of the Indian population while Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) is a tool to identify beneficiaries of state support.

Statement 2 is incorrect. All the personal information given in the SECC is open for use by Government departments to grant and/or restrict benefits to households.

Source: ForumIAS