National Population Register (NPR)
The NPR is a comprehensive identity database to be maintained by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. The objective of creating this identity database is to help in better utilization and implementation of the benefits and services under government schemes, Improve planning and Improve security. The Government of India has initiated the creation of this database, by collecting specific information of all usual residents in the country during the House listing and Housing Census phase of Census 2011 during April 2010 to September 2010. It is planned that the collected information of the Usual Residency (aged 5 and above) of 17 states and 2 UTs will be digitized, and biometric data will be collected from these residents for further integration. In Punjab this project has been taken up by National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology.