SILCHAR, June 29 � In a bid to lessen the rush of applicants at the NRC Seva Kendras spread across the State, government has launched the on-line NRC application facility for the people. Also, the Cachar district administration is planning to introduce mobile Seva Kendras to assist people living in remote areas in the application process.
In a meeting held at the chamber of SN Singh, the ADC in-charge for NRC in the district, Rajiv Jha, the Cachar district coordinator of NRC on Monday said that keeping in mind the facility and comfort of the applicants who are found to stand in long queues to submit their application, the online facility has been launched. He said that people can log on to nrcapponline.org.in or they can submit the applications at www.nrcassam.nic.in. �We are working on our plan to introduce the mobile NRC Seva Kendras so that people living in far off areas with low density can easily submit their applications.
The online application facility was launched across the State four days ago where people can avoid the trouble of going at the NSKs to submit their forms. Also, the NSKs will be open even on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm, Jha said.
Further, Jha said that people must not be worried about submitting of their marriage certificates as it is by no means mandatory for all. �Those who are unable to trace their legacy data and have no sufficient documents to submit can attach marriage certificates as proof of citizenship,� Jha was quoted as saying.
He also informed that the district administration has held community level meetings from June 5-19 in 163 gaon panchayats of the district to sensitise the community people and panchayat representatives on the do�s and don�ts of NRC application. Around 5,000 people have attended the meetings and the same practice is being carried out currently in the urban centres, Jha mentioned.
Responding to a few complaints of non-acceptance of vernacular forms filled in English, Jha said �it is absolutely fine if the forms printed in Bengali and people are filling up in English. All the forms submitted in the NSKs will be accepted.�