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Haryana - An Introduction

Haryana is located in northern part of the country. It was carved out of the former state of East Punjab on 1st November 1966 on linguistic as well as on cultural basis. The Indian government set up the Shah Commission under the chairmanship of Justice JC Shah on 23 April 1966 to divide the then existing state of Punjab and determine the boundaries of the new state of Haryana after consideration of the languages spoken by the people. It is ranked 22nd in terms of area with less than 1.4% (44,212 km2) of India's land area with Chandigarh as its capital, Faridabad which is located in National Capital Region is the most populous city of the state and Gurugram is a leading financial hub of NCR with major Fortune of 500 companies located in it. Haryana has 6 administrative divisions, 22 districts, 94 revenue tehsils, 140 community development blocks, 88 statutory towns and 6665 villages.


Haryana is a landlocked state in northern India. It is between 27°39' to 30°35' N latitude and between 74°28' and 77°36' E longitude. The total geographical area of the state is 44212 sq.km, which is 1.4% of the geographical area of the country.The altitude of Haryana varies between 700 and 3600 ft (200 metres to 1200 metres) above sea level. Haryana has only 4% (compared to national 21.85%) area under forests.

Census in Haryana (Our Census Our Future)

Population Census is the process of collecting, compiling, analysing and disseminating demographic, social, cultural and economic data relating to all persons in the country, at a particular time after every ten years’ interval. Conducting population census in a country like India, with great diversity of physical features, is undisputedly the biggest administrative exercise of peace time. The wealth of information collected through census on houses, amenities available to the households, socio economic and cultural characteristics of the population makes Indian Census the richest and the only source for planners, research scholars, administrators and other data users. The planning and execution of Indian Census is challenging and fascinating. India is one of the very few countries in the World, which has a proud history of holding Census after every ten years regularly.The Indian census has not been a mere statistical operation and the data collected is not only properly scrutinized at different levels but also presented with cross classification of various parameters for interpretation and analysis in an interesting manner. In spite of various difficulties, the census in India is being conducted since 1871 uninterruptedly. After formation of Haryana, the Census was carried out for the first time in 1971.The Directorate of Census Operations, Haryana is headed by the Director. The incumbency chart of Directors of Directorate of Census Operations, Haryana is as below:

S.No. Name Year Period
1 Sh. L.C.Vashishta , PCS 1951
2 Sh. R.L.Anand, IAS 1961 10.04.1959
3 Sh. I.E.N. Chauhan, IAS 197127.12.1968 to 18.01.1975
4 Sh. O.P.Bharadwaj, IAS 1981 14.11.1979 to 24.01.1983
5 Sh. V.S.Chaudhri, IAS 1991 17.07.1989 to 09.03.1992
6 Sh. Ramesh Negi, IAS 1991 25.03.1992 to 10.03.1993
7 Sh. Sunil Gulati, IAS 2001 09.12.1998 to 31.05.2005
8 Smt. NeerjaSekhar, IAS 2011 01.06.2009 to 03.04.2012
9 Ms. T.N.Bindhyeshwari, IAS 2012 30.04.2012 to 17.07.2012
10 Dr. Abhishek Jain, IAS 2017 21.12.2017 to 31.01.2018
11 Ms. PrernaPuri, IAS 2018 01.02.2018 -