By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Nov 14: Accusing the State government of stymieing the NRC update exercise, the All Assam Students Union today demanded that Dispur should execute the Supreme Court directives in a time-bound manner. "The government should stop obstructing the exercise and adhere to the timeline stipulated by the apex court for the exercise. Every government official involved in the exercise should give utmost priority to the work," AASU president Dipanka Kumar th and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said.
Currently, the draft of the updated NRC is under preparation. The door-to-door verification work is expected to begin next week.
The AASU claimed that the Revenue department has issued instructions to the circle offices and village headmen to concentrate more on departmental work from November 15.
"The direction to the government officers may hamper the NRC update exercise as most of them are involved in the process. The officials should take the NRC work as priority," the AASU said. The Supreme Court has directed publication of the draft NRC by January 1 and fil NRC by March 1, 2016.
The court had earlier fixed November 1 this year for publication of the draft NRC and January 1, 2016 for publication of the fil NRC. However on October 6 last, it extended the deadline by two months when the Assam government sought more time to complete the exercise.