The process of enrolment in the National Population Register (NPR) is fast picking up in the Corporation limits as long queues were seen at the venue of special camps held at each of the four zones.


As mandated in Citizenship Act 1955 and Citizenship Rules 2003, those who are above 5 years have to enrol in the NPR as the data collected would be sent to UIDAI to provide Aadhaar Number and Resident Identity Card. Details for the NPR for every household have already been collected by an enumerator and is fed into a software, both in English and Tamil.

People have to carry an intimation slip to the biometric enrolment camp as their data is verified or corrected in ‘Enrol a Residents’ form in the software.

The photograph of the resident is taken, ten fingerprints and two iris images are captured and recorded in the software.

Signed printouts of personal information and biometric details will be given to the residents on the spot.

The entire process takes around 20 to 30 minutes.

But those who were waiting for their turn at Corporation Middle School, Narasothipatti, said that more biometric capturing booths should be installed as more than 26,000 people have to depend on just nine terminals at the venues.

Currently, the camp is being held in a phased manner.

Officials said that those who have already been enrolled for Aadhar card have to enrol again for the NPR during the camps as the camp would not be held again.

Residents have been informed through advertisements and distribution of pamphlets in areas concerned.