GUWAHATI, Aug 14 - Opposition Congress party has called for use of DNA testing for establishing proof of linkage in cases where people are unable to furnish necessary documents for the NRC verification process.
The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) has submitted a list of suggestions to the Union Home Affairs Ministry for inclusion in the modalities in the form of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for claims and objections for NRC.
The party said that DNA tests should be compulsorily carried out for conclusive proof of linkage when all other avenues for establishing linkage of the children with their parents due to lack of documents or for other reasons are exhausted.
It has suggested that during disposal of claims and objections, documents produced by the claimants for establishment of linkage with the legacy person should be taken into consideration irrespective of their issuance date and added that PAN cards should be accepted for linkage.
The party wants verification of documents from the issuing office to be done within the period of disposal of the claims and objections and demanded that no claim should be rejected simply for non-receipt of verification report from the issuing office.
The Congress said that online applications of delayed birth certificates and for certified copies of electoral rolls should be disposed of expeditiously to help the people.
It wants persons who have been declared to be Indian citizen by the Foreigners Tribunals to be included in the final NRC on production of the copy of judgement of the tribunal.
The party wants provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955, to be adhered to with regard to descendants of the persons who were either declared to be foreigners or against whom references have been made to the Foreigners� Tribunals.
The Congress has also suggested use of the family tree mechanism for linkage with regard to children who fail to establish their linkage with their parents either due to illiteracy or non-availability of birth certificates or other approved documents.