NPR - National Population Register
Posted on : 31 Jan 2020Views: 357
- The Census Commission has said the objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every "usual resident" of the country.
- The database will have demographic details.
- A "usual resident", for the NPR, is a person who has lived in an area for at least six months or more, or a person who intends to live in an area for the next six months or more. It is mandatory for every "usual resident" of India to register in the NPR.
- The NPR, since it is linked to the Census, is seen as the first step towards a nationwide exercise to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
- Though an NPR doesn't necessarily mean it's guaranteed there will be an NRC, it clears the path for a nationwide citizens' list.
- This is seen as one of the reasons why some states like West Bengal and Kerala, which are opposed to the NRC, have stopped work on the NPR.
- NPR was first done in 2010 and was later updated in 2015 when it was linked with the Aadhar.
- The NPR is a register of the usual residents of the country.
- It contains information collected at the local (village/sub-town), subdistrict, district, state and national level under provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
- The process of updating NPR will be carried out under the aegis of the Registrar General and ex-Officio Census Commissioner, India.
Article Related Questions
Consider the following statements regarding NPR - National Population Register
1.The database will have demographic details.
2.NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every "usual resident" of the country.
3.The process of updating NPR will be carried out under the aegis of the Registrar General and ex-Officio Census Commissioner.
Choose the correct option from the following
1.1 and 2 only
2.2 and 3 only
3.1 and 3 only
4.1, 2 and 3
Right Ans : 1, 2 and 3