Over 19 Lakh People Left Out from Final List of NRC Assam Yet Another Window Offered

The final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was published on Saturday excluding over 19 lakh people.

Whereas over three crore people have been found eligible for the inclusion in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), Prateek Hajela, the State Coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), said in an official statement.

“A total of 3,11,21,004 persons are found eligible for inclusion in final National Register of Citizens (NRC) leaving out 19,06,657 persons, including those who didn’t submit their claims,” Hajela, said.

He, however, asserted that those who aren’t satisfied with the outcome of the claims can appeal before the Foreigners Tribunals.

The status of both inclusion & exclusion of the people from the list can be viewed online on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) website, www.nrcassam.nic.in.

The hard copies of the supplementary list of inclusions will be available for public view at National Register of Citizens (NRC) Seva Kendras (NSK), offices of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) & offices of the Circle Officer.

The list has segregated Indian citizens living in Assam from those who had illegally entered the state from Bangladesh after 1971.

The process of receipt of National Register of Citizens (NRC) application forms had started during the end of May in 2015 & ended on Aug 31 in 2015. A total of 3,30,27,661 members had applied through 68,37,660 applications.

Supreme Court Curious About Fate Of Persons Whose Name Appears In Electoral Roll But Not In Final NRC .

“The question that looms large and what the Court would like to be informed about is the precise relationship between the final N.R.C. which is due to be published on 31.7.2019 and the electoral rolls.” What would be fate of the persons whose names appear in the electoral roll but are not included in the final NRC?, a curious Supreme Court bench asked the Election Commission of India on Tuesday. The bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna observed that this question has ‘great significance for the future’. “Notwithstanding the contours of the present writ petition, the question that looms large and what the Court would like to be informed about is the precise relationship between the final N.R.C. which is due to be published on 31.7.2019 and the electoral rolls”, the bench said directing the ECI to file an affidavit within two weeks.

The bench was considering a writ petition filed by Gopal Seth raising allegation of deletion of the names of the petitioners from the voters’ list on the basis of their names not appearing in the draft N.R.C. As there was no representation of ECI during the last posting, the bench had directed personal appearance of its Secretary.

Mallay Mallick, ECI Secretary appeared before the bench on Tuesday and had an interaction with the bench. Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, who appeared for ECI, denied the allegations made in the writ petition and submitted that, at no point of time, the names of the petitioners have been deleted from the electoral roll. In this regard, the bench has asked ECI to file an affidavit within seven days. Posting the matter on 28th March, the bench further directed ECI: “We further direct the Election Commission of India to inform the Court the details with regard to the revision of electoral rolls under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 in the State of Assam with reference to 1.1.2017, 1.1.2018 and 1.1.2019 indicating the precise number of names included and deleted from the electoral roll in the aforesaid exercises of revision of electoral rolls.”

 

Supreme Court, brings up top NRC officials, for speaking to media

NEW DELHI: Two senior civil servants pulled up by The Supreme Court, speaking to the media about Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) without informing the court. The apex court said, that you do not forget that you are a court employee, it is your duty to obey orders. So how did you go directly to the media in such a way? The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the two officials for the contempt of court.

Prateek Hajela, NRC coordinator, and Sailesh, Registrar General and Census Commissioner came under radar of the apex court when who goes by one name, from speaking to the media about NRC, warning them they could be held guilty of contempt.

Mr. Hajela came in the middle of a huge political storm, triggered by the exclusion of 40 lakh people from the draft list.  The court said that your job is to prepare the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) and not to go to the Press holding brief for anybody,” added judges, holding up a copy of the daily.