NEW DELHI, Jan 3 - Setting at rest all speculations, the Centre has clarified that there is no plans to extend Assam�s National Register of Citizens (NRC) to other parts of the country.
Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said that the NRC of 1951 in Assam is being updated under the provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955, and the applications for preparation of the NRC in Assam were invited in May-August, 2015.
�The exercise to update NRC 1951 is being conducted under the special provisions in respect of state of Assam under the Citizenship Rules, 2003. At present, there is no proposal to extend the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to states other than Assam,� he said.
Ahir said the complete draft NRC was published on July 30 last year after necessary scrutiny and verification. He said the claims and objections on the draft NRC were invited till December 31 and after the disposal of claims and objections, the NRC is to be finalised as per the timelines approved by the Supreme Court.