|The government has decided to create a National
|Population Register (NPR) for the country. In this context consider the following statements-
|1. It is aimed at capturing personal details of the residents of the country.
|2. It will Capture photographs and finger prints of all residents who are of age 15 years and above in villages/urban areas
|Which of the statement/s is/are correct?
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) Both 1 and 2
D) None of these
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] The National Population Register (NPR) is a comprehensive identity database to be maintained by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (RGI). The objective of creating this identity database is to: Helps in better utilization and implementation of the benefits and services under govt. schemes Improve planning Improve security The Government of India has initiated the creation of this database, by collecting specific information of all usual residents in the country during the House listing and Housing Census phase of Census 2011 during April 2010 to September 2010. It is planned that the collected information of the Usual Residency (aged 5 and above) of 17 states and 2 UTs will now be digitized, and biometric data will be collected from these residents for further integration.
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