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The Assam Rifles has constructed war memorial for 357 personnel who sacrificed their lives fighting against insurgency in the North Eastern State. The Memorial is first of its kind in the state. It has been constructed at Mokokchung in Assam.
The War Memorial has been designed in concentric circular form. It has three converging posts signifying all the three forces Army, Assam Rifles and Air Force.
It is the oldest paramilitary force in india. It was called the “Cachar Levy”. The four forces namely Assam Frontier Police, Eastern Bengal Military Force, Assam Military Police and the Assam Military Force were joined to form the Assam Rifles in 1917. The predecessor forces of Assam Rifles have served in World War I, Middle East and Europe. Assam Rifles participated in World War II.
Assam Rifles operate under Home Ministry. Since 2000, they are guarding the Indo-Myanmar Barrier under “one border one force” policy of Government of India.
Veer Samriti is the second world war cemetery located in Kohima.
Tags: Assam • Assam Rifles • Border • Counter Insurgency • Home Ministry
Every 10 years the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India operating under the Ministry of Home Affairs carry out the massive exercise to count different aspects of India’s billion plus population. At the recently held conference of state coordinators and directors of Census operations it was decided that the 2021 census will be conducted through mobile phone application.
The official reference date of the census is to be March 1, 2021 and for the snow bound Himachal Pradesh, Uttarkhand and Himachal Pradesh it is to be October 1, 2020. Training of the officials participating in the program is to begin by October 14, 2019. The exercise is to be carried out in 16 different languages at a cost of 12,000 crore rupees
This is the first time Government is adopting a Digital method moving away from the traditional pen and paper method.
After the publish of NPR – National Population Register, the government is planning to prepare NRIC – National Register of Indian Citizens
About India Census
The last and 15th Census began in 2010. Around 2.7 million officials visited households in 7,935 towns and 600,000 villages. The Government spent around 2,200 crores rupees to conduct the census. In 2011, the transgender population was counted in population census in India for the first time. There were around 490,000 transgenders in the country according to 2011 census.
The SECC – Socio Economic and Caste Census was conducted in 2011. So far, the GoI has conducted SECC census four times in 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2011.
In 2017, the GoI agreed to use SECC instead of below poverty line as main instrument for identifying beneficiaries.
Tags: Census • Census 2021 • Home Ministry • National Population Register • NPR