Senators in the committees approved the proposal that the Unique Population Registration Code be the official identification of Mexicans and include photos, fingerprints, and other data.
The joint commissions of the Interior and Second Legislative Studies approved the opinion in which the new Law on General Population is issued and the current law on the matter is repealed, which was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on January 7, 1974. .
The new regulation establishes the basis of inter-institutional coordination to create and conduct population and intercultural policy, which addresses the causes and consequences of demographic dynamics.
It states that Mexican citizens have the obligation to register in the National Registry of Citizens and obtain a CURP with a photo, which will serve as an official identification document, providing full proof of identity data which it contains in relation to their subject.
According to the project, the CURP with photo will contain the name and surname, Unique Population Registry Code, photo of the holder, place of birth, date of birth, signature and fingerprints, and must be renewed no later than ninety days before until its validity expires, which does not exceed 15 years.
The Senate explained that it also aims to regulate the organization and operation of competent bodies in population matters; as well as defining human mobility and interculturality policies to protect human rights and their guarantees.
Likewise, it establishes that the National Population Council is the collegiate body in charge of formulating, issuing, planning and evaluating the country’s population policy, which will be led by the Ministry of the Interior.
The legislation, the document shows, seeks to reduce the risks and promote the benefits of changing the age structure and aging of the population, given that with the statistical and sociodemo graphic information generated with a future approach , policies can be created. which addresses the economic and social consequences of this phenomenon and thus promotes healthy, active and productive aging.