An all-India Conference of State Governments under the chairmanship of Sailesh, Registrar General of Citizen Registration, India, (RGCR,I), Ministry of Home Affairs was held on updation of National Population Register (NPR) at New Delhi yesterday. The emphasis of the conference was to complete and publish the Population Register which will form the basis for preparing the National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC). The conference deliberated upon various aspects of implementation, quality control, monitoring, data entry, software interface etc. The State Governments / UT Administration presented the progress in their respective States/UTs and also made valuable suggestions in regard to completion of various tasks. The next six months will be devoted towards these tasks and requested the State Governments to ensure that these are completed and Population Register is finalised by December 31, 2016, Shailesh said.