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No documents, biometric information needed for NPR; it is different from NRC: Prakash Javadekar

The minister said the cabinet has approved the expenditure of Rs 8,754.23 crore for the Census of India 2021 and Rs. 3,941.35 crore for NPR.

Published: 24th December 2019 07:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2019 07:38 PM   |  A+A-

I B Minister Prakash Javadekar and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal during a press conference on Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday Dec. 24 2019.

I B Minister Prakash Javadekar and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal during a press conference on Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday Dec. 24 2019. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav, EPS)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: To put at rest concerns of some political parties about National Register of Citizens (NRC), Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that the National Population Register (NPR) has nothing to do with the NRC.

"The NPR has nothing to do with the NRC. It was a good move, first started in 2010 by the UPA government. We are just carrying it forward. The NRC was not mentioned in the Cabinet meeting," Javadekar said at a press conference here.

"It (NRC) will be continually updated every 10 years in 2030, 2040 and so on. The Union Cabinet approved the conduct of the Census of India 2021 and updating of National Population Register (NPR)," he said.

Javadekar said that the Census and NPR are being conducted together as they will save a lot of resources.

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"Both the census and NPR will be held together as it will not only save lots of resources but will also decrease the hassle for the public. No proof, no documents, no biometrics will be needed under it as it will be conducted through self-certification," he said.

The minister said the cabinet has approved the expenditure of Rs 8,754.23 crore for the Census of India 2021 and Rs. 3,941.35 crore for NPR.

The minister said people will not be required to fill forms and information will be gathered on a mobile app.

An official release said that the decennial Census is due in 2021 and would be conducted in two phases: House listing and Housing Census from April to September 2020 and Population Enumeration from February 9 to February 28, 2021.

The National Population Register (NPR) will also be updated along with House listing and Housing Census except in Assam," it said.



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