C Chandramouli, Registrar General of Citizen Registration, made a presentation on the project outlining its importance for national security.

The present status of the project and further course of action were also discussed during the meeting.

Rajnath Singh said that effective steps must be taken to take the project to its logical conclusion which is the creation of the National Register of Indian Citizens.

He instructed that all necessary proposals including the updating of the database through linkages with the birth and death registration system and the issuance of identity cards to citizens be brought for approval at the earliest.

Besides Rajnath, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Union Home Secretary Shri Anil Goswami also attended the meeting.


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