The National Population Register (NPR) is a Register containing details of persons usually residing in a village or rural area or town or ward or demarcated area within a ward in a town or urban area. NPR was first prepared in 2010 and updated in 2015 under Sub-rule (4) of Rule 3 of the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003, framed under the Citizenship Act, 1955. To incorporate the changes due to birth, death and migration, the NPR would be updated along with Houselisting and Housing Operations of forthcoming Census. The objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive database of usual residents in the country. No document will be collected during this exercise.