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No citizenship by registration or naturalisation: Govt

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Dec 3 - The Centre on Tuesday said that an illegal migrant is not eligible to acquire citizenship by registration or naturalization.

In response to a Lok Sabha question on Sri Lankan refugees, Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said that grant of Indian citizenship is governed by provisions of The Citizenship Act, 1955 and The Citizenship Rules 2009. Indian citizenship can be acquired by any foreigner by registration under Section 5 or by naturalization under Section 6 of The Citizenship Act, 1955.

Meanwhile, the Centre has proposed to prepare and update the Population Register from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 along with the first phase including Housing and House listing Operations of Census 2021.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai in a Lok Sabha reply said that on the recommendation of Group of Ministers, constituted to review the national security system, Section 14A prescribing compulsory registration of every citizen of India was inserted in the Citizenship Act, 1955 with effect from December 3, 2004. In pursuance of sub rule (4) of rule 3 of the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Card) Rules, 2003, framed under the Citizenship Act, 1955, the Central government prepared the National Population Register in 2010 and updated it in 2015.

It has been estimated that an amount of Rs 8,754.23 crore would be required for conducting Census 2021 and Rs 3,941.35 crore for updating the National Population Register. The Census is conducted under the Census Act, 1948.

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No citizenship by registration or naturalisation: Govt

NEW DELHI, Dec 3 - The Centre on Tuesday said that an illegal migrant is not eligible to acquire citizenship by registration or naturalization.

In response to a Lok Sabha question on Sri Lankan refugees, Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said that grant of Indian citizenship is governed by provisions of The Citizenship Act, 1955 and The Citizenship Rules 2009. Indian citizenship can be acquired by any foreigner by registration under Section 5 or by naturalization under Section 6 of The Citizenship Act, 1955.

Meanwhile, the Centre has proposed to prepare and update the Population Register from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 along with the first phase including Housing and House listing Operations of Census 2021.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai in a Lok Sabha reply said that on the recommendation of Group of Ministers, constituted to review the national security system, Section 14A prescribing compulsory registration of every citizen of India was inserted in the Citizenship Act, 1955 with effect from December 3, 2004. In pursuance of sub rule (4) of rule 3 of the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Card) Rules, 2003, framed under the Citizenship Act, 1955, the Central government prepared the National Population Register in 2010 and updated it in 2015.

It has been estimated that an amount of Rs 8,754.23 crore would be required for conducting Census 2021 and Rs 3,941.35 crore for updating the National Population Register. The Census is conducted under the Census Act, 1948.