What is NPR?

NPR is like a notebook containing some details of a person and his/her family. Any person who has resided in a local area for the past 6 months or more or is planning to reside for 6 months or more has to participate in this process.

What will be achieved?

The aim is to create a database which will contain all the required information to identify an individual on the basis of demographic and biometric details.

Demographic – Details such as age, gender, education, income, marital status, religion. Etc.

Biometric – Details such as fingerprint, retinal scan and facial recognition.

What demographic details are required in NPR?

  • Name of person
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Spouse’s name (if married)
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital status
  • Place of birth
  • Nationality (as declared)
  • Present address of usual residence
  • Duration of stay at present address
  • Permanent residential address
  • Occupation/Activity
  • Educational qualification

Current Status:

First NPR was prepared in 2010 and later updated in 2015 when it was linked with Aadhaar. Rs. 3500 Crore has been allocated by Union Cabinet on 24th December for updating NPR. The process will be started in April 2020 and it will be completed by September 2020.