GUWAHATI, Sept 4: The hearing of the NRC case in the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday is crucial as the apex court may or may not give its seal of approval on the modalities to be followed for sample re-verification, if ordered, of ten percent of names included in the complete draft NRC.
According to sources, State NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela has already submitted the modalities to be followed in sample re-verification, if ordered. If the apex court is impressed with the modalities it may order the proposed sample re-verification.
Wednesday’s hearing is also crucial in the event of the apex court ordering sample re-verification as the issue of third party re-verification (NRC seva kendra officials of neighbouring districts) is still to get a clear picture.
The process of re-verification is going to include around 29 lakh eligible persons of the total 2,89,83,668 names appeared in the complete draft NRC that excluded around 40.7 lakh ineligible applicants.
In the last hearing of the case, the Supreme Court made little observation on the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the claim and objection part of the NRC update process submitted to it by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. Wednesday’s hearing is also crucial as the apex court may make its detailed observations on the SOP.