What is NPR?
National Population Register is a original database of the identities of all Indian residents. The database is maintained by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.The updation of the National Population Register (NPR) across the India carried out between April 2020 to September 2020. May be the duration will be increased and the new data will be published in February 2021. The act is almost same as Aadhaar Cards ceated by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). NPR and UIDAI work closely together to create a database of Indian residents.
According to the provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 with Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003, the NPR is a upgraded registered database of all ‘residents’ of the country, prepared at several levels from all over the country including village/sub-town, subdistrict, district, state. After the completion of this process, every citizen of India has to be issued a national identity card under the law. The main aim is storing data in a digital format and identify the person who has resided in a local area for the past six months or more.
Welcome to National Population Register (NPR)
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.
HOW IS NPR DIFFERENT THAN NRC
National Population Register is a database of people living in India, citizens or not, but National Resgiter of Citizens is a database of Indian citizens. The NRC process demands proof of citizenship from the respondents. Those who found in wnat of the proof may face deportation or detention in long run. But in NPR, there is no need to provide any document.
WHEN AND WHERE NPR WILL BE CONDUCTED
The process of collecting information for NPR will start in April 2020 and will be completed by September. NPR will be conducted across India, except Assam as the state has already gone through the National Register of Citizens. Gazette notification for the forthcoming NPR has been published by the central government in August.
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO YOU NEED TO PRODUCE FOR NPR
During the NPR, a respondent will not require to produce any document. As per a statement was given by Home Minister Amit Shah to news agency ANI, NPR information will be self-attested, that is, whatever information is provided by the respondent will be deemed correct and no documents or biometric would be required.
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NPR was first done in 2010 and was later updated in 2015 when it was linked with the Aadhar. But since the announcement of the NPR update has come in the middle of a raging controversy on the National Register of Citizens (NRC), there is widespread confusion between the two. Many have also confused the National Population Register with Census, which is also due.