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National Population Register: details

Has been approved to do.  The register will be updated from April 2020 to September 2020 before the 2021 census.  In the midst of the debate on NRC and the Citizenship Amendment Act, there are many questions about the NRP.  Let&…



Has been approved to do.  The register will be updated from April 2020 to September 2020 before the 2021 census.  In the midst of the debate on NRC and the Citizenship Amendment Act, there are many questions about the NRP.  Let's know what the NRP is and what its objectives will be ...

 1. What is National Population Register?
 - NPR is a register of citizens residing in India.  It is prepared at gram panchayat, tehsil, state and national levels.  This register is prepared under the provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and Citizenship Rules, 2033.
 2. What are the objectives of this scheme?
 - The purpose of this is to create a database of every citizen of the country based on their complete identity and other information.  The government uses this to formulate its plans, prevent fraud and extend the benefit of schemes to every family.

 3. Under which provisions is the National Population Register prepared?
 The Citizenship Act, 1955 was amended in 2004, under which provisions of NPR were added.  These provisions have been set out in section 14A of the Citizenship Act, 1955-

 - The Central Government can issue a national identity card by compulsory registration of every citizen of the country.

 - The government can prepare the register of every citizen of the country and a National Registration Authority can also be constituted for this.

 4. Is registration mandatory under NPR?
 According to the 2004 amendment to the Citizenship Act in 2004, registration of NPR is mandatory for any citizen under section 14.  Registration is necessary for the National Register of Indian Citizens and NPR is the first step in this direction.

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