KALAIGAON, June 27 - The Udalguri district administration is gearing up for the timely completion of the updation process of the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC). As such, the district administration has issued a few directions for the people excluded in the additional list who wish to file claims.
In a press release, Dilip Kumar Das, District Magistrate cum District Registrar of Citizen Registration, Udalguri, said that the additional (exclusion) list has been made available for public viewing in the NRC Seva Kendras.
The additional list has the names of such persons included in the complete Draft NRC published on July 30, 2018, but who were later found ineligible in course of verification.
The additional list will be available for inspection by the public in the following places in Udalguri district up to July 11 on all working days � (1) office of the Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri, (2) Office of the SDO (Civil) Bhergaon, (3) Office of the Circle Officers of Udalguri district, (4) All designated NSKs.
Applicants whose names figure in the additional list will also be informed through a letter of information (LOI) to be delivered to them at their respective addresses. LOIs will contain the details of the Disposing Officer before whom the applicant can submit a claim for inclusion in the Final NRC.
The LOI will also contain the reason for rejection (or the reason for their names being included in the additional list of exclusion) along with details of venue, date and time for submission of such claims. The disposal of the claims by way of holding hearing by the Disposing Officer will take place along with the process of submission of the claims.
The District Magistrate has also requested the people to note that � (1) only those applicants who are enlisted in the additional list of exclusion will be eligible to file claim, (2) Claims can only be submitted at the venues specified in the LOI, (3) the Final NRC will contain particulars of only those persons born up to the date of submission of application form up to August 31, 2015, (4) children born after August 31, 2015 cannot be included through claims. (5) and those who had failed to apply within August 31, 2015 are not entitled to file claims.
Our Staff Correspondent adds from Silchar: The publication of the additional exclusion draft list carrying names of 1,02,462 persons across the State by the authorities of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) yielded mixed response in Silchar on Wednesday.
While people were seen curiously looking for whether their names featured on the exclusion list, there was no untoward incident.
Sharing his thoughts, advocate Dharmananda Deb said there was no reason for people to push the panic button as yet since the names excluded shall get a fair opportunity to submit their claims. He said that many applicants who have been fighting cases of �Doubtful� voter tags have been declared as genuine Indian citizens and now they can submit their claims afresh with suitable documents.
Sadhan Purakaystha, general secretary of the Citizenship Rights Preservation Coordination Committee (CRPC) said that the list carries names mostly of �Doubtful� voters who are yet to get a verdict from the Foreigners Tribunals.