GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
QUESTION NO 393
ANSWERED ON 20.11.2019
Proposal to implement NRC in entire country
393 Shri Prabhat Jha
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether National Register of Citizens (NRC) is imperative for national security and there is a provision of NRC in almost all the countries of the world;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether there is a proposal to implement National Register of Citizens in the entire country post Assam and whether the necessary process and action are being taken in this regard; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI NITYANAND RAI)
(a) to (d): 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 w.e.f. 03.12.2004.
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated at present in the State of Assam only as per the provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the provisions contained in the Schedule framed under Rule 4A(4) of Citizenship Rules, 2003.