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Nation Register of Citizens (NRC)

Posted on : 07 Dec 2019

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  • The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register containing names of all genuine Indian citizens. At present, only Assam has such a register
  • The exercise may be extended to other states as well. Nagaland is already creating a similar database known as the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants. The Centre is planning to create a National Population Register (NPR), which will contain demographic and biometric details of citizens.
  • National Register of Citizens, 1951 is a register prepared after the conduct of the Census of 1951.
  • Purpose: To separate “illegal” immigrants and deport them.
  • Nodal Agency: Registrar General and Census Commissioner India.
  • The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register containing names of all genuine Indian citizens. At present, only Assam has such a register
  • The exercise may be extended to other states as well. Nagaland is already creating a similar database known as the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants. The Centre is planning to create a National Population Register (NPR), which will contain demographic and biometric details of citizens.
  • National Register of Citizens, 1951 is a register prepared after the conduct of the Census of 1951.
  • Purpose: To separate “illegal” immigrants and deport them.
  • Nodal Agency: Registrar General and Census Commissioner India.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements about Nation Register of Citizens (NRC)
    1.The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register containing names of all genuine Indian citizens.
    2.At present, Assam and Nagaland have such a register.
    3.Registrar General and Census Commissioner India is preparing NRC.
    Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 and 3 only

    2.2 only

    3.1, 2 and 3

    4.None of the above

    Right Ans : 1 and 3 only


  3. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that occured in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate (Answer in 150 words) - 2019 Mains


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