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Centre to link Aadhaar with NPR; chalks-out a budget of Rs 951 crore

News:

  • A senior official from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed that the Rs 951-crore exercise is expected to link the National Population Register (NPR) with Aadhaar numbers.
  • The core purpose behind the entire operation is to avoid duplication in collecting biometrics and also to get a check on how many Aadhaar numbers still needs to be issued.
  • The home ministry has approved this exercise although there is no Cabinet approval to its Resident Identity Card (RIC) project.
  • An official said that this is not an exercise to determine citizenship but to update NPR record of the usual residents of the country.
  • Biometrics of nearly 82 crore people have been collected so far by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
  • The details of the person will be cross checked and in case the person has an Aadhaar number, the same will be recorded and seeded into the existing NPR data.

Source: ET

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