Home Ministry Report – No ‘documents or biometrics will be collected for the National Population Register.
The Centre now allowed filling columns in the National Population Register form on their own. This is done via online mode before the door-to-door enumeration done by National Population Register Centre likely to allow residents to fill their NPR details online. Once the resident fills the form, he/she gets a reference code that should mention to the Census officials at the time of their visit.
The respondent details will be displayed on the mobile application that connects NPR and census but no ‘documents or biometrics’ would be collected.
The first phase of the National Population Register 2021 was expected to commence from April 1, 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed and likely to be held this year.
Documents Required for NPR 2021
As we, all know that the government has launched a drive, in which the head of the family is required to provide available details while filing the National Population Register form. However, the documents and details needed for NPR 2021 are –
- Aadhaar Card
- Permanent Account Number (PAN)
- Driving License
- Voter ID Card
The second and key phase of the Census was expected to hold by March 5 this year. The Census officials do not yet decide the date for the second phase of the census.
As per the Ministry of Home Affairs’ annual report, the updating NPR option will now be available for the residents. The last NPR was organized in the year 2010 and 2015 which has an electronic database of over 119 crore residents in India.
As per the recent MHA’s annual report for the year 2019-20, a three-pronged method is there for updating the NPR database, such as self-updating, updating NPR in paper format, and mobile mode.
As per the report, the government prepared the National Population Register of all the “usual residents” in the country based on the information of each resident till 2010. “The NPR takes place under different provisions of the Citizenship Rules, 2003, enclosed under the Citizenship Act, 1955.