GUWAHATI, July 16 � The 1951 National Register of Citizens (NRC) is not available in six districts of the State. These districts include Cachar, Karbi Anglong, Baksa, Dima Hasao and Sivasagar, said Minister Rockybul Hussain in reply to an unstarred question asked by Abdur Rahim Khan (AIUDF) in the State Assembly here today.
Moreover, in Nalbari district, 251 villages do not have NRC, while in Barpeta district, there are 258 villages where NRC is not available. In Tinsukia district, in 626 villages NRC is not available, in Jorhat, there are ten villages where NRC is not available and in Lakhimpur district, NRC is not available in 229 villages.
In Nalbari district, in 481 villages, NRC is either damaged or not legible, while in Barpeta district, 42 villages have their NRC damaged.
In Sonitpur district, ten villages have their NRC illegible and in Dhemaji district, NRC of five villages is damaged. In Jorhat and Odalguri districts, NRC is damaged in 30 per cent villages. In Kamrup and Bongaigaon districts, the NRC is partially damaged and in Lakhimpur district, the document is damaged in 523 villages, the Minister said.
The Minister further informed the House in reply to the same question that the Superintendents of Police (SP), Border in Nalbari, Dhubri, Jorhat, Bongaigaon and Kamrup districts, SPs in Nagaon, Barpeta, Sonitpur, Goalpara and Kokrajhar districts, Deputy Commissioners in Golaghat, Dibrugarh, Odalguri, Tinsukia, Darrang, Dhemaji, Kamrup (Metro), Karimaganj, Lakhimpur, Morigaon and Hailakandi districts are the custodians of the document.