POINT IAS

National Population Registry

Important excerpts from The Hindu:

  • The NPR links biometric and demographic details of any ordinary resident, thus making it a comprehensive database of residents.
  • It helps in tracking criminal activities.
  • Helps in better planning and execution of government schemes. The NPR links biometric and demographic details of any ordinary resident, thus making it a comprehensive database of residents.
  • Must be updated on a priority basis.
  • The NPR exercise is different from the census and is not linked to the National Register of Citizens (NRC). For the purpose of the NPR, an ordinary resident is defined 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.

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