Amidst all the unrest over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the country, Indian Government on Tuesday 23 Dec 2019 has announced that it has given approval to a budget of Rs 8,500 crore for updating the National Population Register in 2020. This NPR updatng exercise will start from April 2020 to make a list of usual residents of the country.
What is NPR – National Population Register 2020
The National Population Register (NPR) is a register of usual residents of the country being prepared at the local (village/sub-town), sub-district, district, state and national level under provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship (Registrations of Citizens and issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
Is NPR – National Population Register Compulsory for all Indian Citizens ?
NPR is Mandatory for every single usual resident of India so they have to register to the NPR.
Who is a Usual Resident under NPR – National Population Register
Under the NPR a usual resident is defined as a person who has resided in a local area for the past 6 months or more or a local resident who is intended to reside in that area for next 6 months of more.
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