No documents other than Aadhaar card, voter ID needed for NPR: Centre
New Delhi : The Union Minister on Thursday announced that no other documents other than an Aadhaar Card and voter ID would be sought for National Population Register. He also clarified that no biometrics will be taken during the process.
The ministry officials also declared that a form carrying questions regarding the NPR will be released soon by the officials. However, the information available on the website of the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, the NPR database would contain demographic as well as biometric details, reported PTI.
"The objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country. The database would contain demographic as well as biometric particulars," it said.
The NPR is a register for usual residents of the country. The data for it is prepared under the rules and regulations of Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003. According to the rules, those who violate it will have to pay a fine of up to Rs 1000.
The data for the NPR was last collected in 2010 along with the house listing phase of the Census 2011. Updating of this data was done during 2015 by conducting a door-to-door survey.
The NPR exercise will be carried out between April and September 2020 in all the states, UTs, except Assam, as NRC has already been done in the state.