Posted by : Aahil Shaik Saturday, May 21, 2022

Fines on those who refused to participate in the Saudi Census 2022

The cooperation within the General Population Census in the Kingdom is must and questions inquired by Census interviewers must be answered said Mohammad Al-Dukhainy the spokesperson of the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT). Join Saudi Expatriates on Telegram channel

Al-Dukhainy added the country's General Statistics Law has permitted GASTAT to apply monetary fines for anyone those who knowingly disrupts the Census work, refuses to provide the required information or provides wrong data, As per the report of Saudi Press Agency.

- We got many inquiries through GASTAT communication channels asking if participation in the Saudi Census 2022 is mandatory and how the fines resulting for non-participation will be imposed. I would like to confirm with everyone that fines are limited to those who refuses to participate completely. Trending : Saudi Arabia starts counting its population in these ways

- He also said, the Census interviewer cannot impose any fine directly and must get the approval from the regional supervisor. Fines will only be issued after directly warning household heads through regional supervisors, and after providing them several chances to comply with the needs.

- The spokesperson of the GASTAT praised the level of awareness among people and their cooperation during the previous and current Census phases, where only a limited number of participation refusal cases were registered.

- Participation in the Census is a national duty and a responsibility shared by all society members, as the census will be provide reliable and trusted information to improve decision making and planning of public services including education and health care. Recommend : Population wise country rankings

- The authority has allowed Saudi Citizens and resident expats to easily participate in the census and avoid any penalties through self-enumeration online through the Census website.

- The Census questionnaire can be filled using smart phones or personal computers from anywhere and anytime until 25th May without the need for a visit from a Census interviewer and this can be done by visiting online portal of the Saudi Census 2022, reports Saudi Gazette website.

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