States urged to complete, publish population register

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New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): All states have been urged to complete and publish their population registers so that the National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) can be announced by December 31, 2016.

A decision to this effect was taken at an allIndia Conference of state governments under the chairmanship of Mr.Sailesh, Registrar General of Citizen Registration.

Senior officers from all states and union territories,including state coordinators, collectors and tehsildars (from one district), senior officers from central ministries, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Office of Registrar General of India (RGI) as well as Directorate of Census Operations participated in the conference.

The emphasis of the conference was that a completed population register will form the basis for preparing the National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC).

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The conference deliberated upon various aspects of implementation, quality control, monitoring, data entry, software interface etc.

The state governments/UT Administration presented the progress in their respective States/UTs and also made valuable suggestions in regard to completion of various tasks.

The NPR data collected in 2010 has been recently updated in respect of each household.(ANI)

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