January 09, 2020
The National Population Register was designed to be maintained by Registrar General of India and was subsequently linked to Census 2011 and carried out along with it by the Register General of India. The register was further updated in 2015, when more data was collected. The National Population Register data was used for other activities like Socio-Economic Caste Census, Aadhaar Voter id linking in the past until the Aadhaar Act of 2016 was framed. The current version of National Population Register along with census 2021 will be carried using a mobile application. National Population Register is the mother database of National Register of Citizens (NRC). To talk about these registers, Suno India editor Padma Priya talks to Cyber Democracy host Srinivas Kodali.