Dehradun -Very soon the second phase of National Population Register (NPR) project would begin in Uttarakhand under which every citizen would be issued Smart Card.
This card would be the proof of that person’s citizenship and domicile. The Uttarakhand Government has released Government Order in this regard. Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain reviewed the progress of NPR project at Secretariat on Tuesday.
Jain asked the officers to link the Smart Card with Public Distribution System and other Government projects. A database being prepared under NPR could be utilised in other government projects also. the database would be first of its kind which would cover all the citizens of the State and it being bio-metrics its authenticity would also be more.
The database would include not only the photograph of the person but also impression of fingerprints and pupil. A directives had been given to complete NPR projects in one year time. In the meeting, it was revealed that 19, 98, 000 houses were covered in the first phase of NPR. In the second phase, the Enumerators would visit every house.
In all 150 houses had been placed in one block and a camp would be organized to take bio-metrics data. In Uttarakhand the phase would begin from Dehradun Nagar Nigam area for which Central Public Sector Undertaking is selecting the firms to carry out the work. Register General of India would visit Uttarakhand to take stock of the NPR process between 11 and 14 September, 2012.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Census DS Gabrayal, Director Census Snehlata Agrawal, Staff Officer to Chief Secretary MC Joshi and other senior officers.