English | Dzongkha Friday, September 21, 2018

Seven being interrogated for alleged illegal census registration

Jun 26, 2013

Zhemgang-illegal census registrationSeven people, including five former gups, of Shingkhar Gewog in Zhemgang who served from 1992 to 2010 are being interrogated by the Zhemgang Police for alleged illegal census registration under a household in Wamling village in Shingkhar Gewog.

The case came to light in 2010 when the concerned household after a disagreement over payment of the annual life insurance for family members discovered two additional members in the family census.

The family then reported this to the Dzongkhag Authority saying that the two members had been added to their census without their consent.

After three years of investigation by the dzongkhag civil registration office, the case was forwarded to the police for further investigation.  The two additional census registrations were, initially, believed to have been carried out by a former civil servant in Zhemgang who had brought the two boys from an orphanage in the Indian state of Jaigaon, India in the early 90s and later had them registered with the family.

After investigation, it was found that the additional registrations were done in a deceptive manner without following proper census registration formalities.

The two people in question are both working adult men, now.

BBS was told by the Zhemgang Police that further inquiry needs to be done to establish facts as well as the number of people that were actually involved in the census registration case.

Once the Police complete their investigation, the case will be forwarded to the Dzongkhag Court.

5 Comments for “Seven being interrogated for alleged illegal census registration”

  1. Dorji

    Census Officers and Gups changed the age of many people even during registering for new ID cards. Some 6 to 10 years ago, a ex-clerk was promoted to census officer. Later, i found out all his children has became younger by many years..

  2. Dhogpai Dhogpa

    When we approach to Census and Land Records officials in some offices; WHY they act so bossy and proudy and scolding to humble people who are in need of their services? In general these officials act so smart in such cases like above ones. Something needs to be done to improve their bossy behaviors towards public please……

  3. bamin 55

    It is hard to trust today’s leader. Gup??????????????????Decepting many officials inline and similar by the geog clerk whose prime responsible for such duty to verify. Those involved to be pushished, fine within act of census law………….

  4. phaling

    This is the careless of census official at HQ ESP the Hitlers of census…..its not the mistake of innocent but blunder of census boss who always explore for going tour and doing self bussiness rather than working in office…ACC will drag all those census inefficient boss

  5. chalk


Leave a Reply to phaling


− three = 0

Copyright © 2018 BBSC.