Exclusive: Official File Notings on NPR and Aadhaar Contradict Home Ministry Assurances

New Delhi: Even as the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today termed as “not correct” a media report which stated that Aadhaar numbers would be compulsorily collected by the enumerators of the National Population Register (NPR) from those residents who already have such a number, documents of the office of the Registrar General of India (ORGI) – under the same ministry – from July 2019 accessed by The Wire categorically state that Aadhaar numbers which are not already in the existing NPR database “will also be collected along with various other items”. 

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