The Government has decided to update the National Population Register (NPR) and link it with the Aadhaar number at an estimated cost of Rs. 951.35 crore.
“The field work would be completed by March 2016,” Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in the Lok Sabha.
“The updated NPR database along with Aadhaar Number would become the mother database and can be used by various government departments for selection of beneficiaries under their respective schemes.”
There is no duplication of efforts as all the agencies namely Registrar General of Citizen Registration India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Unique Identification Authority of India, NITI Aayog, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Mission, Ministry of Finance and State/Union Territories Governments are working in close coordination for completion of the above exercise.