THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: This month, census officials will visit your home for collecting data for updating the National Population Register (NPR). The district administration on Tuesday urged the public to co-operate with the officials for making the exercise a success.
All residents have been asked to verify the documents with the officials with regard to data on members of the family, details of people who have died and new members. The public have also been requested to provide details like Aadhaar and mobile phone numbers, ration card details to the officials. Of the two components under the NPR, demographic data was collected from households across the country in 2010.
Getting enrolled in the NPR is mandatory under the Citizenship Act. But few people are aware of this aspect of NPR which is prepared at village, sub-district, district, state and national level under provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
The NPR project targets a ‘comprehensive database’ of all usual residents in the country. A usual resident is defined as someone ‘ 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’.