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First citizen enrolled in Population Register

President Pratibha Patil after her biometric enrolment in the National Population Register at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

President Pratibha Patil after her biometric enrolment in the National Population Register at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Photo: V.V. Krishnan   | Photo Credit: V_V_Krishnan

President Pratibha Patil was enrolled biometrically in the National Population Register (NPR) at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Friday.

Speaking thereafter, she urged all residents to ensure their enrolment in the NPR, a flagship scheme of the government.

The demographic data for creation of the NPR for the entire country was collected from April to September 2010 through house-to-house enumeration. Officials said the collected data was digitised and now biometric enrolment was in progress.

“Once collected, the NPR data along with biometrics would be sent to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for de-duplication and degeneration of UID numbers (Aadhar). The government also proposes to issue Resident Identity (Smart) cards under the NPR. Registration in the NPR is mandatory for all usual residents under the Citizenship Act 1955 and Citizenship Rules 2003,” said an official.

The enrolment process at Rashtrapati Bhavan took place in the presence of a team led by Union Home Secretary R. K. Singh, Census Commissioner of India C. Chandramouli, Deputy Director-General (NPR) S. K. Chakrabarti and Director of Census Operation, Delhi, Varsha Joshi.

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