NEW DELHI, April 11 - The Centre today disclosed that it has issued notifications on March 29 to complete the enumeration works for update of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam by December 31. In reply to a Lok Sabha question by Sushmita Dev, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said the confidential report with regard to the progress has been filed by the State Coordinator National Register (SCNR), Government of Assam to the Supreme Court.
The last such report was filed in the Supreme Court on February 6, Rijiju disclosed.
Under the provisions of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955 and the rules made there under, Indian citizenship is granted to those who are eligible. There are no separate provisions for grant of citizenship to refugees, he clarified.