* 100 NRC Sewa Kendras have been set up in four districts
* 2,400 NRC Sewa Kendras will be set up within 7 to 10 days across the State
* NRC forms will be distributed house to house from April
* Verification of the filled-in NRC forms will start from August
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, March 20: Come April and the process of updating the tiol Register of Citizens (NRC) will get under way in Assam. State NRC coorditor Prateek Hazela on Friday said that NRC forms will be distributed house to house from the month of April. All the NRC Sewa Kendras will start receiving filled-in NRC forms with photographs from the same month, Hazela said.
Talking to reporters here, Hazela informed: “Already 100 NRC Sewa Kendras have been set up in four districts and another 2,400 Sewa Kendras will be set up within 7 to 10 days across the State. Each Sewa Kendra will cover 10 villages. Legacy data have already been made available to all the 100 Sewa Kendras so that people can go there and take printouts of the data to see their mes or their family members’ mes, free of cost.”
Hazela further said that the legacy data will also be made available to the 2,400 upcoming Sewa Kendras in the State. “The verification of the filled-in NRC forms will start from August and by November this year, the draft NRC will be published. After the publication of the draft NRC, all claims and objections of people will be dealt with. On or before January 31 next year, the fil NRC will be published,” he added.
“We are fully prepared and also hoping that we will get cooperation from the public. If we can complete the NRC update process on time, it will be a remarkable achievement,” Hazela said.
The State NRC coorditor said that the legacy data will be made available online through the website - www.nrcassam.nic.in after 15 days.
As per the 1971 electoral rolls, Assam had a population of 1.46 crore and 1.05 crore voters, and the mes of 60 lakh people were enrolled in the 1951 NRC. All these data will be used as base in the present NRC update exercise.