The final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was published on 30 July, with 2.9 crores names out of total 3.29 applicants in Assam. The first draft of the NRC list, which was released on December 31, last year had around 1.9 crores names are out of the total applications. The NRC authority has not revealed the reason for rejection and citing protection of the individual’s privacy. It just mentioned in two categories of people, who could not make it to the complete draft as ‘on hold’ and ‘rejected’.
There are 2.48 lakhs of people in the first category, who were declared foreigners by the tribunal and some marked as ‘D’ (doubtful) voter. The applications of the remaining 3.8 million people have been rejected without disclosing the reason.
The authority said that those excluded from the complete list would be given a fair chance to re-apply within the window of ‘claim and objection’ — a period of one month. The ground reports suggest that those excluded from the list are mostly illiterate people living in rural areas. However, there are also some educated, well-connected people who have been excluded.
The state government has beefed up security across the state and has requested the citizens to not believe in any rumours. A prohibitory order under Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in seven districts of Assam.
Here is how you can check Assam NRC Final Draft List
1: The citizens can check their names on the NRC website and through SMS. Visit the website:
a) Log in to the official Assam government website, i.e. www(.)assam(.)gov(.)in
b) Click on ‘for complete draft NRC’ and select from the links given below
c) A new tab will open which will ask for your Application Receipt Number (ARN). Your ARN number is printed on the front page of the NRC form filled by you.
d) Enter the captcha as shown on the screen
e) Click ‘search’
f) The complete NRC draft will be displayed on your screen
2: The citizens can also visit the NRC Sewa Kendras (NSK) across the state at 10 am.
3: The NRC list will be characteristic of the names, addresses, and photographs of all the applicants, who have been residing in the North Eastern state before March 25, 1971.
4: If a person’s name does not appear in the draft, they have to apply in prescribed forms in their respective NSKs. These forms will be available from August 7 to September 28, 2018, and all the authorities will then inform the reason for being left out their names.
5: The assert will be filed from August 30 to September 28, 2018, and will be finally disposed of the list after the proper hearings.
6: All the candidates can also make a call on a toll-free number, which is 15107 from Assam and 18003453762 from outside Assam, for 24×7 by referring to their 21-digit Application Receipt Number.
7: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has taken a special initiative to set up a 24-hour control room at its central office here to help people.
8: Under the Supreme Court guardianship the NRC is being updated from March 24, 1971, as the cut-off date for genuine Indian citizens in Assam.
You can also check your NRC Assam draft through text message by typing ARN space ARN number and sending it to 9765556555.
Toll free numbers 15107 (from Assam) or 18003453762 (outside Assam) are also available and can be used for assistance.
For further, queries visit NRC centers.