NEW DELHI, Aug 10 � Presence of name in the proposed National Population Register (NPR) would not guarantee claim to citizenship, with the Centre clarifying that the card would carry a disclaimer stating that it does not confer any right to citizenship to the card holder.
The proposed NPR is a register of Usual Residents. It will contain names of citizens as well as non-citizens. The proposed Resident Identity Cards (RICs) shall not be a proof of citizenship, clarified Minister of State for Home Affairs, Jitendra Singh.
Setting at rest speculations that the card may be misused by the illegal migrants, the proposed NPR would go through the process of �social vetting� by gram sabhas and ward committees. The NPR would have photographs, 10 finger prints and IRIS of all usual residents, who are of of age five years and above.
Significantly, the Minister disclosed that citizenship of each individual would be separately determined at the time of preparation of National Register of Indian Citizenship (NRIC), which would be a subset of NPR.