DIBRUGARH, May 29 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today called upon the officials concerned to make all-out efforts to complete the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) within the stipulated time frame. He also called upon the senior officials to step up the actions to check drug menace.
Sonowal today held a meeting with the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police of Central, Upper and Northern Assam here and the matter of updating the NRC was discussed in detail. He asked the Deputy Commissioners to devote at least two hours every day to closely monitor the process and said that if any officer faces any problem in this regard, the matter should be brought to his notice immediately.
The Chief Minister said that the officials should launch an awareness campaign on the NRC updating process so that there is no misunderstanding among any section of people. �Steps must be taken to ensure that the name of genuine Indian citizen is not left out of the NRC and at the same time, name of any foreigner should not be included,� he added. He also said that the Government officials should take the cooperation of different parties and organizations in this regard.
Sonowal discussed the functioning of the Foreigners� Tribunals and the issues discussed include infrastructure facilities, shortage of members etc.
The other major issue discussed in the meeting was disaster management and the Chief Minister directed the officials to ensure that there is no let up in preparedness to deal with floods. He said that adequate food items, medicines, fodder, etc., should be stocked. He said that the officials should also make arrangements for adequate number of country boats to be used during the floods.
The Chief Minister also directed the DCs and SPs to step up action against the drug menace to protect the future of the young generations.
The meeting was also attended by senior officials including the Chief Secretary, Director General of Police. Home Commissioner and State Coordinator for updating the NRC.