Till now, the Government has not taken any decision to prepare National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) at the national level, said MoS Home Nityanand Rai in Lok Sabha.
Since illegal migrants enter country without valid travel documents in surreptitious manner, accurate data regarding no. of such migrants in the country is not centrally available. There are reports about some Rohingya migrants indulging in illegal activities, says MoS Home Nityanand Rai.
Central Government has issued instructions to State governments or UT administrations advising them to sensitise the law enforcement and intelligence agencies for taking appropriate steps for prompt identification of illegal migrants, he added.
The forthcoming Census will be the first digital Census and there is a provision for self-enumeration. Mobile App for collection of data and a Census Portal for management and monitoring of various Census related activities have been developed. And there is no proposal to release the caste data at this stage,