Winter Session of Parliament: The government may bring a bill to allow updating of NPR through birth and death database.
A bill proposing to allow the Registrar General of India to maintain a database of births and deaths and use it to update the National Population Register (NPR) is likely to It will be presented in the winter session of Parliament.
The draft bill – which would amend the Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Act, 1969 – was shared by the Home Ministry for public comments and suggestions in October last year.
According to the proposed bill, the data will also be used to update electoral rolls, Aadhaar database, ration card, passport and driving license.
The Government intends to amend Section 3 of the RBD Act by inserting Section 3A, which states: “The Registrar General, India shall maintain a nationally registered database of births and deaths, which shall be May be used with its approval. The Central Government shall update the Population Register prepared under the Citizenship Act, 1955. Electoral Register or Electoral Rolls prepared under the Representation of the People Act, 1951; prepared under the Aadhaar Act, 2016. Aadhaar database created under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA); ration card database created under the Passport Act; and driving license database created under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 and the National Other databases on the surface under section 17(1) of the RBD Act, 1969.
To this end, the draft bill also proposes an amendment to Section 4 to allow the Chief Registrar to take steps to maintain a unified database of civil registration records at the State level, and to allow the Registrar to To be integrated with managed national level database. General of India.
The government has also proposed amendments to Section 8 which deals with the requirement to provide birth and death information of citizens and heads of households. In an entry, it said that the responsible parties will be required to provide “Aadhaar numbers, if available, of the parent and informant in case of birth, and of the deceased, parent, spouse and informant in case of death”. .
The draft bill adjusts “non-institutional adoption”, “child born from her womb to a single parent/unmarried mother” and “orphan, abandoned, or child placed in a child care institution”. Entries have also been made to He also modified the wording “oldest male” in the household to provide birth and death information for “oldest person”.