Field Trials Of Census And National Population Register

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  • The Registrar-General of India (RGI) is preparing to conduct field trials of the first phase of the Census and the National Population Register (NPR) using a mobile application in all the States and Union Territories.
  • The app will contain questionnaires on house listing and housing census and the NPR.
  • The Centre is planning to allow residents to fill the National Population Register (NPR) form on their own, through the online mode, a month before the door-todoor enumeration by Census officials starts.


  • NPR is a Register of usual residents of the country.
  • It is being prepared at the local (Village/subTown), sub-District, District, State and National level under provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
  • It is mandatory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR.
  • The NPR was first collected in 2010 and then updated in 2015.

Source : The hindu

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