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NPR - National Population Register

Posted on : 31 Jan 2020

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  • 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

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