With just three days left for the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, officers are working round-the-clock to ensure an ‘error-free’ final list. Data compilation is complete and the NRC offices at the district, circle and block levels are working 24×7 to ensure no Indian citizens are left out. The final NRC list will be published on 31 August. ‘Quality control checks are underway to ensure that the NRC is error-free, and this would continue till the last day,’ reports PTI.
Officers engaged in the exercise of updating the list are in constant touch with the government departments concerned, including the border police wing and the Foreigners Tribunals (FTs) so that names of people against whom cases are pending in the tribunals are not included in the NRC. Meanwhile, the office of the NRC State Coordinator issued a notice, on Wednesday, on how to check the names in the final list.
‘Those who submitted claims as they were not included in the complete draft published on 30 July, 2018, or excluded by the Additional Draft Exclusion List published on 26 June, 2019, and those who had any objection filed against their inclusion, can see their status in the supplementary list of inclusion by visiting designated NSK/office of circle officers/office of deputy commissioners,’ the notice read.
People can also check their status online by typing their Application Receipt Numbers (ARNs) on the NRC website from August 31 under the title ‘Supplementary List of Inclusions/Exclusions Status’. Those who were included in the complete draft and not excluded in the Additional Draft Exclusion List, but were called for hearings from 5 July, 2019 onwards, can also check their status in the same manner, it stated.
Assam DGP Kuladhar Saikia said the police is fully prepared to prevent any untoward law and order situation in the run-up to the publication of the NRC. The State Government recently revealed that it will provide free legal aid to needy people whose names do not figure in the NRC.