Reports say that the Union Cabinet is scheduled to meet at 10.30 am today to discuss several policy matters, including a proposal to allocate funds for updating the National Population Register.
The NPR is a list of “usual residents” of the country. A “usual resident” is defined for the purposes of NPR as a person who has resided in a local area for the past six months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next six months or more.
The data for National Population Register was collected in 2010 along with the house listing phase of Census of India 2011. The upgradation of this data was done during 2015 by conducting door to door survey.
Now the government plans to conduct data collection for an updated National Population Register along with the Houselisting phase of Census 2021 during April to September 2020.