NEW DELHI, Aug 29 - The Supreme Court has ordered reverification of at least 10 per cent of the names included in the final draft National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Resuming hearing on the NRC case, a Bench headed by Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton Fali Nariman on Tuesday said that pursuant to the previous order of August 16, State Coordinator Prateek Hajela has placed before the Supreme Court a district-wise data of percentage of the population, who have been excluded from the final draft NRC.
�Having perused the same we are of the view that the court should consider the necessity of carrying out the sample reverification of at least 10 per cent of the names included in the final draft. If required, by a team of NSK personnel from a neighbouring district,� the order said.
Hajela has also been asked to submit a report in this regard and the possible time-frame when such an exercise can begin if ordered by the court and the time-frame within which the same can be completed.
The Supreme Court noted that during the course of the hearing, one of the issues that has cropped up is whether at the stage of filing of claims a claimant should be allowed to change the legacy and submit additional documents though included in List �A�.
�Having considered the matter we are of the view that ramifications of this proposed change should be addressed by Hajela, who carried out the entire exercise in the field. We, therefore, request Hajela to submit a comprehensive report indicating the feasibility including the time taken and the advantages and disadvantages that may accrue if the modification of legacy is permitted,� the Bench said.
Hajela was directed to submit his report before September 5. As a sequel to the direction, the date of commencement of filing of the claims necessarily has to be postponed to a later date from the one proposed � August 30.