The National Population Register draws its statutory status from which of the following legislations?

Answer: [B] Citizenship Act 1955

NPR has a statutory status and NPR finds its statutory status in the Citizenship Act 1955 which was amended to introduce section 14A, which says that:

The Central Government may compulsorily register every citizen  of India and issue national identity card to him and The Central Government may maintain a National Register of Indian  Citizens and for that purpose establish a National Registration Authority.

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