Power of Chief Statistician and director of research and statistics unit to issue requisition for information
—(1) It shall be lawful for the Chief Statistician or the director of a research and statistics unit to issue a requisition to any person or the occupier of any premises to furnish particulars and supply information to him, for the purpose of obtaining data for statistical purposes, and every such person or occupier is bound to furnish the particulars and supply the information to the best of his knowledge and belief.
(2) A requisition shall —
be in writing;
be served upon the person to whom it is addressed or the occupier of any premises, as the case may be, in the manner specified in section 11; and
specify the particulars or information required.
(3) A requisition may —
specify the form in which and the time within which the particulars and information are to be furnished;
require the particulars and information to be furnished periodically at or within such time or times and in such form or forms as are specified in the requisition; and
specify the place or manner at or in which the particulars and information are to be delivered.
(4) No person is bound to furnish any particulars or information other than those which are accessible to him or derived by him from any business, occupation or work in the conduct or supervision of which he is engaged.