CACHAR NEWS

Administration ready to face NRC

Our Correspondent
Silchar, June 15: With June 30 nearing, the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Dr S Lakshmanan along with the CRCRs, LRCRs and staff of all NSKs, is busy in accessing the facts on the ground related to the progress of NRC update process and security scenario post complete draft publication of NRC in the district of Cachar. Addressing mediapersons at an all important press meet held in the conference hall of the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, here on Thursday, Dr S Lakshmanan, said, “The complete list will be published at midnight of June 30, 2018. We are on our toes and are ready to avert any untoward incident.”

“Applicants, whose names are not listed in the list, need not panic or create chaos. Ample time and chance will be given for claims and objections. Applicants can search for their names in the website and also through the helpline numbers. The list is liable to modifications and rectifications. Enlightened and educated citizens should spread and convey this message to all. I urge people not to be panic-stricken. This is certainly not the last step, it is just a draft. Mistakes, if any, will be rectified. ADC A R Mazumdar, in-charge, NRC related issues, said, “People should not lend ears to rumours. There are some groups of individuals who may try to create a chaotic situation though.”

Cachar DC also said that the list in almost complete in every aspect. “Data entry is going on in full swing. It can be assured that this time mistakes will be less in number. Errors have been streamlined to a huge extent. Very few, almost negligible cases are being heard now. 4 NSKs have already been shifted owing to the present flood situation. Security forces have been called in to keep out the elements which may try to derail the NRC process. As of now, the process is going on smoothly under the guidance of the Supreme Court of India. We are receiving seamless support from all corners and quarters,” said Cachar DC.

The present flood situation in Barak Valley is under control, but water level is rising. “56 villages and above 5000 people have been affected by the flood. We have set up relief camps. Essential commodities have been stored in sufficient quantity. DDMA, APCDL, PHE and other departments are cooperating with us. We are ready for any emergent situation. IWT boat services have been withdrawn. Chlorine tablets are being distributed to prevent spread of water borne diseases. One can call 1077, 03842239249 and 9401624141 during any emergency. We can assure that flood or landslide will not have any effect on the prices of goods and services,” said the DC.