Govt announces NPR ,Says no papers needed for NPR

Govt announces NPR ,Says no papers needed for NPR

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced that 16th Census and the National Population Register (NPR) will be conducted between 2020 and 2021 and the government has allotted Rs 13,000 for both NPR and Census.

Announcing the NPR amid concerns and protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Prakash Javadekar said no documents will be required for the NPR and "whatever the public says, will be accepted".

The NPR is a list of "usual residents" of the country. A "usual resident" is defined for the purposes of NPR as a person who has resided in a local area for the past six months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next six months or more.

The data for National Population Register was collected in 2010 along with the house-listing phase of Census of India 2011.

Javadekar on Tuesday announced that collection of citizens' data for NPR will be done between April-September 2020 and data will be collected along with Census information.

"NPR was done first in 2010 and Manmohan Singh himself distributed the national identity cards. In 2015, NPR was updated," said Prakash Javadekar.