National Population Register, commonly abbreviated as NPR, is a government database that keeps track of each citizen and their vital statistics. It was created in 2007 to replace outdated systems like ration cards or voter ID lists which had become unreliable due to multiple registrations or lack thereof under different names.
The National Population Register (NPR) serves a variety of functions, such as identity for opening bank accounts and getting cell phone service; an “official” population census without fear of duplication; and evidence in legal proceedings like citizenship claims or marital status disputes. The NPR was created because earlier methods failed to maintain accurate records due to duplicate registration under various aliases which caused inaccurate figures and caused other problems.
National Population Register (NPR) was initiated by India government in 2009 to collect information related to all citizens living, staying or visiting India for more than 182 days. NPR provides a unique identification number that can serve as proof of identity and address anywhere in India; for example, when applying for a mobile connection you need an Aadhaar card which indicates your UIDAI data has matched with telecom database; therefore national registry authority provides this facility nationwide through their vast network located across different offices across states.
- The National Population Register is used to uniquely identify individuals in the UK.
- On April 1, 2001, this register was established for the first time and replaced a variety of other registers such as those maintained by NHS Health Authorities, Education authorities, Ministry of Defence units and Job Centre Plus offices.
- This register includes all residents – with certain exceptions.
- Individuals have the choice to provide their own information or have third parties act on their behalf (e.g., landlords).
- The NPS was developed to be compatible with systems that utilize biometric identifiers such as fingerprints or iris scans.
- A new system called the National Identity Register will centralize all these details for each individual.