New Delhi: The Government has decided to update the National Population Register (NPR) and seed the Aadhaar number in NPR database at an estimated cost of Rs. 951.35 crore. The field work would be completed by March 2016. This 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.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri Satav Rajeev, Shri Sunil Kumar Singh, Shri Sudheer Gupta, Dr. Sunil Baliram Gaikwad, Dr. Heena Vijaykumar Gavit, Shri Dhananjay Mahadik, Shri Ashok Shankarrao Chavan, Shri Mohite Patil Vijaysinh Shankarrao, Smt. Supriya Sule, Shri Gajanan Kirtikar and Kunwar Haribansh Singh in the Lok Sabha.
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