NEW DELHI, Dec 19 � The Registrar General of India (RGI) is still waiting for a response from Assam Government to its clarifications on its recommendations on update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The Centre has admitted that representations have been received from some organizations as well as MPs regarding update of NRC in Assam. The State Governmentappointed Cabinet Sub-committee�s recommendations on update of NRC have been submitted to the Registrar General of India for further action.
The RGI has examined the recommendations of the State Government and sought certain clarifications from the State Government, which are still awaited. As soon as clarifications are received from the State Government, target for execution and completion of NRC work will be fixed, said Minister of State Home Affairs M Ramachandran in reply to a question by Biren Baishya
An estimated 2.73 lakh names of voters whose nationalities were termed doubtful by the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) in Assam have been referred to the Police for reference to the Tribunals.
During the intensive revision of rolls in 1997, objections and doubts were raised before the EROs about 17,99,857 persons, whose names had already found place in the draft electoral rolls. After verification of claims of 13,41,994 persons were accepted as being citizens of India and further proceedings in their cases dropped. Names of 1.84 lakh people were deleted under Rule 21 A of Registration of Electoral Rule, 1960 under suo moto power of EROs.