Whereby The Realization Of The Census Of Population And Housing Is Regulated Throughout The National Territory

Original Language Title: Por el cual se regula la realización de los Censos de Población y Vivienda en todo el territorio nacional

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LAW 79 OF 1993
(October 20)
Official Gazette No. 41,083., Of October 20, 1993
Whereby conducting the Census of Population and Housing in the entire national territory is regulated. Summary

Term Notes
ARTICLE 1o. The National Administrative Department of Statistics DANE, conducted Census of Population and Housing in the dates, by decree, point to the Federal Government. You can also perform as part of the census program, surveys enlargement or to measure census coverage.
The National Administrative Department of Statistics DANE, may conduct surveys and experimental surveys, which will form the basis for the official census. Their results are for informational purposes only.
Article 2.
. For purposes of conducting the National Census of Population and Housing, in urban areas, people living in urban and rural areas, remain in their homes during the hours determined by the Government.
In rural areas, the census will be conducted in periods and methodologies determined by the Government, according to the schedule established by the DANE.
The Government shall promulgate rules on the issuance of safe conduct for people who require specially mobilized and credentials for persons involved in conducting the Census.

ARTICLE 3. The Government will signal by regulation authorities to which it shall monitor compliance with the rules contained in this Act.
Departmental Governors and district and municipal mayors and indigenous authorities, shall give the National Administrative Department of Statistics DANE, all necessary assistance, departmental, district and municipal level, for conducting censuses and surveys.

ARTICLE 4. Civil servants, teachers and high school students in the upper grades, and university approved by the government, will act as instructors, supervisors and enumerators.
The National Government will determine the form of compensation to those involved in these census activities, which may include financial bonus in recognition of academic credits or compensatory time.

The 5th ITEM. Natural or legal persons, of any kind or nature, domiciled or resident in the country, are obliged to provide the National Administrative Department of Statistics DANE, the data requested in the development of Censuses and Surveys.
The data supplied to the National Administrative Department of Statistics DANE, in the development of censuses and surveys may not be disclosed to the public or entities or government agencies or public authorities, but only in numerical summaries, not make it possible to deduce from them some information of individual character that could be used for commercial purposes, fiscal taxation, judicial investigation or any other different from the actual statistics.

ARTICLE 6o. The National Administrative Department of Statistics DANE, may impose fines amounting between one (1) and fifty (50) minimum monthly wages as a penalty to legal or natural persons dealt with in article 5. of this law and comply with the provisions of this or hinder the census or survey, after administrative investigation.
In the case of public servants, not paying proper collaboration, constitute grounds for misconduct is punishable by suspension or removal from office.

ARTICLE 7. Within three (3) months following the processing and evaluation of the data obtained in the census, the National Government must submit the draft law by which the census results are taken to Congress. In any case, between the date of the Census and the submission to Congress of here said draft Law may not take more than twelve (12) months.
Once enacted into law adopted by the Census, the National Administrative Department of Statistics DANE, you must destroy the forms of Censuses and Surveys, prior memory of them. Effective Notes

Effective Jurisprudence

Previous legislation
Article 8. This law governs from its enactment and repeal the provisions that are contrary, in particular Article 11 of Law 67 of 1917.
The President of the Senate of the Republic, JORGE RAMON ELIAS NADER
| || the Secretary General of the Senate of the Republic, PUMAREJO VEGA PEDRO

The President of the Chamber of Representatives, Francisco Jose Jattin SAFAR

The Secretary General of the Chamber of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR

published and executed Bogota , DC, October 20, 1993

César Gaviria Trujillo Government Minister,

FABIO RAMIREZ VILLEGAS the director of the National Administrative Department of Statistics, URIBE URIBE RODOLFO