National Registration Identity Cards (NRIC) are must:Census Director

Warangal: Census Director Y V Anuradha said that as a part of coordinating multiple utility systems under one umbrella and also for better internal security of the country, National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) are compulsory for all citizens and it would have a unique identification number. As a part of the drive, she announced that biometric camp at Mulugu area in the district would be held on August 16.

She was addressing the media after a meeting at the Collectorate here on Tuesday. Census Director said that NRIC would be linked to all Government welfare programmes too. This was done as a part of the national population registration national level programme.

She said that at every mandal 5-day biometric camp would be held. As a part of the collection of data KYR plus form would include ration card, voter identity card, employment guarantee job card, anthyodaya card, pan card, and driving license details, she added.

Anuradha asked the people to bring KYR form to the biometric camp. She said that the programme would be taken up for over 5 year old persons as it includes taking figure prints, retina photo capture along with a photo and other details. After bio-metric camp they would publish the list of people enrolled and correct the discrepancies if any.

Those who possess Adhar cards can give the details that would be recorded in NRIC, she said. She said that people’s life would be made easy after obtaining this card.She asked the officials like Panchayat secretary to Revenue Divisional Officer to bring awareness about this programme and make it a success. She said that camps would be held in urban areas initially then later in the rural areas.

Anuradha said that to know the exact population of the country and security needs the biometrics is immensely useful. She said that biometric camps are as a part of constitutional obligation as per the Citizenship law 1955 and Citizenship regulations 2003.

She said that KYR plus cards would be given to households in advance and in return it should be handed over to the enumerators after filling it up at the camp. She said that a receipt would be given to each person after enrollment. Joint Collector Pradhyumna said that Tahsildars would have to finish the task within the stipulated time. He said that all officials have to bring awareness and importance of holding NRIC cards among all the citizens.

Mulugu sub-collector Sarfaraz Ahmed, CPO VR Rao, ECIL General Manager Umapathi, Census Assistant Director Srikant, RDOs and Tahsildars attended the meeting.