The federal government has declared as crucial info infrastructure sure databases associated to the Census and the Nationwide Inhabitants Register (NPR).
In a notification, the Union residence ministry mentioned the choice has been taken after exercising the powers conferred to it beneath the Data Expertise Act, 2000, (Amended 2008).
The central authorities declares the pc assets regarding Census Monitoring and Administration System, Self Enumeration and Civil Registration System (CRS) internet portals, cell functions for Home Itemizing, Inhabitants Enumeration and Nationwide Inhabitants Register updation being crucial info infrastructure (CII) of the Workplace of the Registrar Basic and Census Commissioner, India, it mentioned.
Linked databases, together with the NPR database, Census database and CRS database, laptop assets setup and put in at Nationwide Knowledge Centre, Workplace of the Registrar Basic and Census Commissioner, Delhi, and Catastrophe Restoration Web site and Knowledge Centres at Bengaluru and Lucknow have additionally declared being CII, in response to the notification.
The pc assets of all related dependencies of the aforementioned entities have additionally been declared as “protected methods” beneath the legislation. The notification got here into fast impact.
The Census 2021 has been saved on maintain because of the COVID-19 pandemic and it might begin within the close to future.