Guwahati, Sep 14 : The final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) which constitute status of every individual in a family in Assam has been published online on Saturday.
Now every individual in Assam can hence check their final status online.
According to the NRC authority, all persons who have applied for inclusion their names in NRC up to August 31, 2015 and have valid ARN number can check their final status online.
A total of 3,30,27,661 persons had applied for inclusion their names in the NRC.
Out of the total applicants 3,11,21,004 persons have been found eligible for inclusion in final NRC.
19,06,657 persons were left out from the list.
On August 31 last, the NRC authority had published the final list of NRC, in which more than 19 lakh people were excluded.
The process of NRC Update was started in the state of Assam as per order of the Supreme Court of India in 2013.
Since then, the Apex Court has been closely monitoring the entire process. The process of NRC update in Assam differs from the rest of the country and is governed by Rule 4A and the corresponding Schedule of the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
These rules have been framed as per the cut-off date of 24th March (Midnight), 1971 decided as per Assam Accord.
The process of receipt of NRC Application Forms started during the end of May 2015 and ended on 31st August 2015.
A total of 3,30,27,661 persons applied through 68,37,660 applications.
The particulars submitted by the applicants were taken up for scrutiny to determine eligibility of their inclusion in NRC.
The exercise of NRC Update is a mammoth exercise involving around 52,000 State Government officials working for a prolonged period. All decisions of inclusion and exclusion are taken by these statutory officers.
The entire process of NRC update has been meticulously carried out in an objective and transparent manner. Adequate opportunity of being heard has been given to all persons at every stage of the process. The entire process is conducted as per statutory provisions and due procedure followed at every stage.
As per Orders of the Supreme Court, Draft NRC (Complete Draft) was published on July 30, 2018 wherein 2,89,83,677 persons were found eligible for inclusion.
Thereafter, Claims were received from 36,26,630 numbers of persons against exclusions.
Verification was also carried out of persons included in Draft NRC under Clause 4(3) of the Schedule of the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
Objections were received against inclusion of 1,87,633 persons whose names had appeared in Complete Draft.
Another Additional Draft Exclusions List was published on June 26, 2019 wherein 1,02,462 persons were excluded.
Any person who is not satisfied with the outcome of the claims and objections can file appeal before the Foreigners Tribunals.
Those persons were exclude from the final NRC they will be given 120 days time to file appeal before the Foreigners Tribunals.
There are 100 Foreigners Tribunals in Assam and the state government will set up 200 more Foreigners Tribunals in coming weeks.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)