National Population Register(NPR): Trial form gets governments approval

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  • January 1, 2020
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National Population Register(NPR): Trial form gets governments approval

Part of: GS Prelims and GS II- Governance

In News

  • NPR form used at the trial stage in September 2019 is likely to be finalised as the authorities did not receive any adverse feedback from a sample set of respondents.
  • Around 30 lakh people responded to the “pretest” form that was used to collect data in 74 districts.
  • It sought details on 21 parameters, especially the “place of birth of father and mother, the last place of residence”, along with Aadhaar (optional), voter ID card, mobile phone and driving licence numbers.

Value Addition for Prelims

  • NPR is a register of usual residents of the country. It includes both Indian citizens as well as a foreign citizen.
  • According to the Citizenship Rules, 2003, a usual resident is a person who has resided in a local area for the past 6 months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next 6 months or more.
  • The entire NPR exercise will be conducted by the Office of the Registrar General of India (RGI) under the Union Home Ministry.
  • The first NPR was prepared in 2010 and updation of this data was done during 2015 by conducting door to door survey.
  • In the last NPR done in 2010, the data was collected on the 15 points and it did not include ‘date and place of birth of parents’ and last place of residence. The present NPR has a database of 119 crore residents.

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