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Kochhar & Co lateral wins tender to draft national ID project laws

Luwang wins tender
Luwang wins tender

Kochhar & Co partner Ngangom Junior Luwang has won the tender to draft the legislation and framework of the government’s India’s National Population Register (NPR) and Residency Certification Project, which is set to create a database and issue residency cards to all Indian residents.

Luwang was hired a year ago from Delhi-based Corporate Law Group where he had prior experiencing of drafting legislation and vowed to focus on the North East of the country.

According to Luwang a number of law firms had applied for the project but only he and Trilegal managed to qualify for the financial round of the bidding process after having cleared the technical round.

A Trilegal spokesperson confirmed the firm’s participation in the tender but said that it had yet to receive official communication about its outcome.

The NPR envisages creation of a national database containing name, age, address, photographs, biometric signatures, gender, nationality, present address etc of all people residing in India including non-citizens.

The objective behind institution of the project is to help in better targeting of the benefits and services under various Government social security/benefit schemes, improved planning and security and prevention of identity fraud, according to Luwang.

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