National Population Register (NPR)

The National Population Register or NPR is a topic that is seen in the news with great frequency these days. It is such kind of topics that come up in the UPSC question papers mostly. So, it is important that IAS aspirants understand and study NPR in detail. It comes under polity and current affairs sections of the IAS exam.

The National Population Register (NPR) is a file of the identities of all Indian populations. The data for the formation of the NPR was gathered in the General Census carried out between April and September 2010. The record is upheld by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. The Indian government is also making a National Register of Indian Citizens, a subsection of the National Population Register.

The aim for NPR is nearly the similar as for Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues Aadhaar cards. It is to increase the implementation of the economic policies and various programs of government.

Question for the Day on the Topic

Consider the following statements

  1. The National Population Register (NPR) is upheld by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  2. The aim for NPR is nearly the similar as for Unique Identification Authority of India

Select the correct ones

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

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