New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday has ruled out the possibility of extending the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in states other than Assam. Disclosing this in the Rajya Sabha Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that the NRC 1951 in Assam is being updated under the provisions of Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003. “The exercise to update NRC 1951 is being conducted under the Special provisions in respect of State of Assam under the Citizenship Rules, 2003. At present, there is no proposal to extend the National Register of Citizens to States other than Assam,” he said.
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