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National Population Register | NPR Form 2021:Documents/Registration/List/Manual/Notification PDF

NPR Stands for National Population Register. NPR is a list of usual residents who are living in any part of India for over six months.

NPR is not new. You should understand that this exercise started in 2010. The NPR data has to be updated every 10 years. However, in 2015, the central government carried out an NPR Update under which door to door surveys was taken. At that time, aadhaar number and mobile numbers were collected as a part of the exercise. This time, however, no biometric & no identity proof will be collected.

NPR process will take place from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021 in all states of India (Except Assam). There is a lot of confusion among people regarding CAA, NRC& NPR. Many are saying that NPR is the first step towards the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act. Many other theories are also being promoted through various online channels. Via this article, we will clear every aspect of National Population Register. We will cover details like How & When to fill NPR Application Form, Required Documents for NPR & Online registration. Let’s get started.

National Population Register | NPR 2021 | Form, Required Documents

National Population Register (NPR) is a register (or List) of the usual residents of the country. It is being prepared at the local (Village/sub-Town), sub-District, District, State and National level under provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.

Note: A Usual Resident is a person who has resided in a local area for the past six months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next six months.

The objective of NPR | Why National Population Register is Required?

The objective of the NPR is to create an extensive identity database of every usual resident in the country. The database would contain demographic details.

Documents Required for NPR | What Information will be collected for NPR 2021 Data?

Lots of fake information regarding NPR is currently circulating on the internet, especially on social media. People are saying that you need to give biometrics, aadhaar number etc etc. But the truth is :

No biometric to be taken & No Documents will be asked for NPR


Yes, that’s true. Home Ministry officials revealed this to media.

However, the following information will be collected:

  • Name
  • 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
  • Educational qualification

Note: NPR Information will be self-attested. whatever information is provided by the respondent will be deemed correct and no documents or biometric would be required.

Difference between NPR & Census

While the process of NPR and Census will begin simultaneously, the two databases are not identical.

  • The decennial census is the largest single source of a variety of statistical information on different characteristics of the people of India.
  • While NPR only contains demographic info, more details are required for census like information on demography, economic activity, literacy and education, and housing and household amenities besides others.

NPR Application Form | How to Register for NPR? Online or Offline?

As mentioned before, the NPR process will start from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021. Within this timeframe, concerned officials will carry out Door to door surveys in all states (except Assam). These officials will fill in the NPR Application form as per the information retrieved from the concerned person.

So, clearly, we (the citizens), need not worry about filling the application form. This work has to be done by the officials only. As citizens, our duty is to provide accurate information.

NPR Data 2021 | Check NPR List Online

Once the NPR 2021 database is created (after process completion), the respective department might make the information public. At the time of writing this, there has not been any official word regarding the online availability of the NPR List.

If the list is released online. We will share the process to check it.

Note: Currently, the online facility to check the NPR List is only available to officials at THIS website.

NPR 2021 Notification | Manual PDF Download

You will be glad to find out that the NPR Manual is now officially released. All information regarding NPR 2021 exercise is available there. If you have any doubts, you must read the complete notification for detailed information.

Here is the Notification:

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You can also download the PDF from HERE

Here are some commonly asked Questions & their Answers:

Do citizens need to fill NPR Application Online?

No, absolutely not. NPR data will be collected by officials only. They will collect information from people in the door to door campaign. We citizens need not to do anything else except providing the correct information to these people.

When will NPR process take place?

National Popular register will take place from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021.

Do citizens need to give biometric & Identity documents for NPR?

No. Recently the home ministry officials have clarified that No biometric to be taken & No Documents will be asked for NPR

What is the Motive of NPR?

To create an extensive identity database of every usual resident in the country. The database would contain demographic details.

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Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by

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