By our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, April 30: Assam Governor PB Acharya has said that despite the extension of time for completion of NRC for two times, it could not be published on time. Now, the time has again been extended and it needs to be insured that this time, it is completed without further delay.
The Governor said that considering it as a tiol security issue, officers and employees entrusted for doing the work should take the task with more seriousness and sincerity to complete the NRC within the extended time-frame.
The recently concluded Assam Assembly election, the Governor said, was supposed to have been held on the basis of a correct NRC which, however, was not possible. The Governor emphasized that a correct NRC would eble the Government to detect the uuthorized foreigners living in the State. So it should be a joint responsibility for all the citizens to cooperate in its timely completion, he added.
The Governor has asked the State Coorditor of NRC, if the latter could arrange for forwarding of weekly status reports at every weekend regarding the progress of the work.
Meanwhile, Governor has expressed his concern over the havoc created by the recent storms, hailstorms and incessant rains in 12 districts in the State. He has extended his sympathies to the affected people and has condoled the deaths of those who lost their lives and paid his condolences to the members of the bereaved families. He has also directed the civil administration of the affected districts to provide necessary compensation to the families of those killed and to provide relief to the affected people.
The Governor has also condemned the recent blasts which occurred at Tinsukia. He termed the incidents as acts of cowardice and insisted that the perpetrators be caught and arrested. He emphasized that medical aid and compensation be immediately provided to those injured. He urged that security measures be tightened to prevent the recurrence of such untowardly violent incidents.