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Process of printing final NRC under way

By R Dutta Choudhury

GUWAHATI, Aug 29 - The countdown for the publication of the much awaited National Register of Citizens on August 31 has started and the officers working on the project are giving the final touches to the citizenship document, while the quality checks will go on till the last moment.

Official sources told The Assam Tribune that the process of printing of the final NRC has started and the hard copies of it would be available in all the 2,500 NRC Seva Kendras, 157 Circle offices and 33 offices of the Deputy Commissioners. Sources said that hard copies consisting names of only the persons whose names were included in the NRC after being excluded from the draft NRC would be made available. �The persons, whose names appeared in the final draft of the NRC and who were not called for any verification afterwards need not to worry and their names will be automatically included in the NRC,� sources added. People can also check the NRC online.

Sources said that the lists of exclusions would not be published and it would be available online only to the concerned persons.

On the quality checks, sources said that it would continue till the last moment as the effort is on to �prepare a correct and error free NRC.� Senior officers including the deputy commissioners and circle officers are carrying out the quality checks.

It may be mentioned here that though the Office of the State NRC Coordinator was set up in 2013, the actual work of updating the NRC under the supervision of the Supreme Court, started in 2015 with the publication of the legacy data in February that year. The applications from the citizens were received from March to August that year and 3.29 crore people applied for inclusion of names in the NRC. The field verification started from September that year, which was followed by the family tree verification of the applicants. The family tree verification was the �game changer� as most of the irregularities were detected during the process. The part draft was published on the midnight of December 31, 2017 while, the final draft excluding the names of over 40 lakh applicants was published on June 30 last year.

The process of receiving claims and objections started on September 25 last year and interestingly, around four lakh people, whose names were not included in the NRC, did not file claims, while, more than two lakh objections were filed. Subsequently, a second draft of the NRC was also published excluding names of 1.02 lakh people, whose names were earlier included in the draft. It was found during verification that they were not eligible for inclusion in the NRC. The publication of the final NRC will bring an end to the process, which went on for more than four years.

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Process of printing final NRC under way

GUWAHATI, Aug 29 - The countdown for the publication of the much awaited National Register of Citizens on August 31 has started and the officers working on the project are giving the final touches to the citizenship document, while the quality checks will go on till the last moment.

Official sources told The Assam Tribune that the process of printing of the final NRC has started and the hard copies of it would be available in all the 2,500 NRC Seva Kendras, 157 Circle offices and 33 offices of the Deputy Commissioners. Sources said that hard copies consisting names of only the persons whose names were included in the NRC after being excluded from the draft NRC would be made available. �The persons, whose names appeared in the final draft of the NRC and who were not called for any verification afterwards need not to worry and their names will be automatically included in the NRC,� sources added. People can also check the NRC online.

Sources said that the lists of exclusions would not be published and it would be available online only to the concerned persons.

On the quality checks, sources said that it would continue till the last moment as the effort is on to �prepare a correct and error free NRC.� Senior officers including the deputy commissioners and circle officers are carrying out the quality checks.

It may be mentioned here that though the Office of the State NRC Coordinator was set up in 2013, the actual work of updating the NRC under the supervision of the Supreme Court, started in 2015 with the publication of the legacy data in February that year. The applications from the citizens were received from March to August that year and 3.29 crore people applied for inclusion of names in the NRC. The field verification started from September that year, which was followed by the family tree verification of the applicants. The family tree verification was the �game changer� as most of the irregularities were detected during the process. The part draft was published on the midnight of December 31, 2017 while, the final draft excluding the names of over 40 lakh applicants was published on June 30 last year.

The process of receiving claims and objections started on September 25 last year and interestingly, around four lakh people, whose names were not included in the NRC, did not file claims, while, more than two lakh objections were filed. Subsequently, a second draft of the NRC was also published excluding names of 1.02 lakh people, whose names were earlier included in the draft. It was found during verification that they were not eligible for inclusion in the NRC. The publication of the final NRC will bring an end to the process, which went on for more than four years.