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PIL Filed In Telengana High Court Against SBI For Seeking NPR As Proof

Lawstreet Journal 27 Feb 2020 5:32am

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A Public Interest Litigation has been filed before the Telengana High Court that has challenged the advertisement, dated 26th January 2020, issued by the State Bank of India and had asked its customers to produce the "Letter issued by National Population Registerby 28th February 2020 as part of the know your customer (KYC) compliance, failing to do so would result in the freezing of the accounts, read the advertisement. 

This advertisement was published in the Sunday Times of India, Hyderabad that sought the production of a number of documents including the Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Driving license etc. 

The petitioner Advocate Khaja Aijazuddin has contended that it is impossible to produce the Letter from NPR (National Population Register)  as the process to update the population register is yet to commence. The government's announcement regarding the update is to commence from 1st April 2020. And the enumeration will be carried till 30th September 2020. Further contending, he said, that no authority has the power to issue a letter from NPR. He argued that the advertisement falls under the unconstitutional regime. 

In his Petition, it has been stated that in pursuance of the Sub Rule (4) of Rule 3 of the Citizenship Rules, 2003 (Registration of Citizens and Issue Of National Identity Cards) says that the Central Government by an order issued may decide a date by which the Population Register shall be prepared by collecting the information relating to all persons residing within the jurisdiction of local registrar. The current government has decided to carry… Continue Reading...

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