NEW DELHI, April 4 - In what should be a major relief to Assam Government, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday cleared the Revised Cost Estimates (RCE) of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), update scheme at a cost of Rs. 1220.93 crore up to December 31.
The State Government has been seeking additional funds from the Centre for the NRC Project, which is undergoing under the supervision of the Supreme Court.
A part Draft NRC, Assam covering 1.90 crore persons out of 3.29 crore applicants has been published on December 31, 2017 including names of those applicants in respect of whom the entire process of verification has been completed, official sources said.
The verification of remaining applicants is at various stages of scrutiny and the complete draft NRC will be published by June 30, where after claims and objections will be received and disposed off leading to the publication of the final NRC.
At least 3.29 crore persons have applied along with 6.63 crore documents in 2015 for inclusion of their names in NRC. Thereafter extensive field and document verification has been done in respect of each applicant.