Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
26-November-2014 17:09 IST
Identifying Citizens While Preparing NPR

The National Population Register (NPR) is a register of all the usual residents which include citizens and non-citizens as well. The NPR is the first step towards creation of National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) by verifying the citizenship status of every usual residents.

There is no proposal to merge the existing Aadhar database to the NPR under consideration of the Government.

The biometrics enrolment in the 12 NPR States/UTs, namely; J&K, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Orissa, Arunachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu and Dadra &Nagar Haveli will be completed by June, 2015.

This was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Dr. T.N.Seema in the Rajya Sabha today.