NEW DELHI, Sept 3 - In a significant development, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday issued a fresh order � Foreigners Tribunals Second Amendment Order, 2019, under which the District Magistrate may refer to the Tribunal for its opinion the question as to whether the person is a foreigner or not within the meaning of The Foreigners Act, 1946, in case no appeal is preferred.
The order pertains to those who do not prefer to appeal in the Foreigners Tribunal. The paragraph (8) of the Schedule appended to the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003, the order said.
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Foreigners Act, 1946 (31 of 1946), the Central Government hereby makes the order further to amend The Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964, the order said.
It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
The gazette notification said that within the period of one hundred twenty days as specified under paragraph 8 of the Schedule appended to the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003� shall be inserted. As reported, the Centre had earlier announced that the period of appeal will be extended from 60 days to 120 days.