A Home Ministry official confirmed that for the first time, the upcoming Census Data Collection will include data on households headed by a transgender and members living in the family. This census is said to include a set of 31 specific questions asked by the census official to every household during the house listing and housing census.
For 1st time in #Census, govt will collect data on households headed by transgender & members living in the family: Union Home Ministry officials— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) 15 January 2020
It is for the first time that information on households headed by a transgender is being collected. In earlier census, there used to be a column for male and female only.
- Home Ministry Official
The exercise is scheduled from April 1 to September 30 and the "sex of the head of the household" column will now include three options - male, female and transgender.