Assam NRC Draft | People throng NSKs to find out reasons for non-inclusion

Guwahati, August 10: The people who have been excluded from the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) made a beeline at the NRC Seva Kendras (NSKs) on Friday to know the reasons behind the non-inclusion of names in the complete draft.

The process of filing claims, objections and corrections of names of people in the NRC update started from August 10.

An application will have to be submitted at the NSKs asking for reasons of non-inclusion of names in the complete draft NRC.

The claims, objections and corrections will be received at the NSKs from August 30-September 28 in a prescribed form.

The Assam government released the second and final draft of NRC on July 30. 2,89, 83,677 persons were found eligible out of 3,29,91,384 applicants in the final draft of the NRC. Names of 4,007,707 people were not included in the final draft NRC.

The first draft was released on December 31 (midnight), 2017.

The NRC contains names of Indian citizens of Assam. The NRC was prepared in 1951, after the Census of 1951.  The 1951 NRC is being updated in Assam to weed out foreigners. The NRC Updation of 2014-2016 across Assam includes the names of those persons (or their descendants) who appear in the NRC 1951, or in any of the Electoral Rolls up to the midnight of March 24, 1971 or in any one of the other admissible documents issued up to the midnight of March 24, 1971, which would prove their presence in Assam on or before March 24, 1971.

The NRC authorities will issue three separate forms for claims, objections and corrections at the NSKs and online.