From our Correspondent
Silchar , Dec 29: Indian history has perhaps something to do with the stroke of midnight. India won freedom at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947. The much awaited and historic part draft NRC will be published and publicized at midnight of December 31. Some anxious eyes and trembling hands will try to log in to the websites provided for checking their mes in the list. But there is nothing to fear and dread, this is only a part publication of draft NRC, pointed out Dr S Lakshman, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar at a press-meet held at his conference room on Thursday evening.
Brushing aside idle speculations related to NRC draft list, DC Cachar said, “Another draft NRC will be published subsequently after completion of verification of the rest of the applicants, which will be the complete publication of draft NRC. Date of complete publication will be notified separately. Applicants who do not find their mes in the part publication of draft NRC published on December 31, 2017 should not have any fears and apprehensions as their verification is under process and will be completed soon. Even mes of prominent citizens, ministers, MPs, MLAs or anybody may get cut off from the list. But we have deployed enough police personnel to ward off any untoward incident.”
ADC B C th, who is also a nodal officer of the ongoing NRC update process said, “As of now, out of 3,97,705 ARNs and 18 lakh 23 thousand members, mes of more than one-third applicants have been found correct and thus included in the list. 6 inter-state NSKs, 4 border NSKs, 50 tea garden NSKs, 7 forest reserve area NSKs and 144 NSKs in rural and 16 in urban areas have been set up so that people can check out their mes. Out of 6,243 ‘D’ voters, 2088 has been declared foreigners. The remaining are in the verification stage. Claims and objectives of applicants will only be entertained after the publication of all NRC draft.”
DC Cachar also said that documents of each member of a family are verified for their genuineness by respective authorities who have issued the documents. “It is quite possible that mes of some members of a family do not appear in the part publication of draft NRC as verification of these members of the family members is still not complete. It is also possible that mes of the entire family members are not mentioned in the part publication of draft NRC. Decision on such families will be part of complete publication of draft NRC,” DC Cachar added to say.
DC Cachar said, “On January 1, 2018, every applicant can visit NSKs in their locality from 8 am or SMS or log in to www.nrcassam.nic.in or even use the toll free number 15107 (state level) and 1077 (district level). Applicants who have lost their ARN need not worry, as they will also be assisted. CSCs will be set up for assisting people in finding their mes.” Additiol Superintendent of Police Dr Ramandeep Kaur said police is alert, active, agile, awake and ready to face any situation.