02 November, 2021
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There were historical attempts to enumerate the population in the parts of the Indian Subcontinent as well as to assess landholdings for revenue purposes, which was then a primary consideration. They are attested in the writings of Kautilya, Abu Fazal and Muhnot Naini. The later census was carried out by the British Government.
NPR (National Population Register)
Legal Provisions to NPR:
Background of NPR:
Scope of NPR:
What is the National Register of Citizens (NRC)?
NRC is a citizen register, in which the names of every citizen of India is recorded. The creation of NRC is mandatory as per The Citizenship Act,1955. The Citizenship Rule 2003, gives power to the centre to issue an order to prepare the National Population Register (NPR) and create the NRC based on the data gathered in the NPR. The Citizenship Rule 2003, further states that the local officials would decide if the person’s name will be added to the NRC or not, thereby deciding his citizenship status.
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Source: The Hindu
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