In All-India Database Plan, A National Register Of Citizens (NRC) Prequel -Sunil Prabhu
The government wants to integrate the database with the population register and electoral rolls, Aadhaar card, ration card, passport and driving licences and has moved a cabinet note to amend the Registration of Births and Deaths Act.
New Delhi: In what is being seen as the first step towards a nationwide National Register of Citizens, the Union Home Ministry plans to set up a national database of all Indian citizens, registering the births and deaths of all citizens at the national level, a cabinet note and a bill moved by the ministry have revealed. At present, this database is maintained by states through local registrars.
Now, the government wants to integrate this database with the population register and electoral rolls, Aadhaar card, ration card, passport and driving licences and has moved a cabinet note to amend the Registration of Births and Deaths Act.
The Registrar General of India will maintain this database and work with chief registrars in states to maintain it. It will periodically update it with various agencies in charge of Aadhaar, ration cards, electoral rolls, passports and driving licences.
The note suggests the government intends to march ahead with Union Home Minister Amit Shah's announcement of a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC), to weed out immigrants that the government will deem illegal, by integrating and updating the National Population Register.
The plan to create a nationwide NRC that was first announced for Assam, along with the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), had sparked massive protests across the country nearly three years ago.
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NDTV, 14 October, 2022, https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/in-all-india-database-plan-a-national-register-of-citizens-nrc-prequel-3429646?fbclid=IwAR3bTCJiss5lUIBiTU7ghsQiyn3V_S8zRFJkzMJtVqSyyD4A-fQi09kgTcw
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