The stage is set for the publication of the second draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The updation work is going on in full swing and the office of the NRC stated that the complete draft would be out on time. As per reports, the verification process has been completed and the data entry work is also done. Now, the final touches are being given to the complete draft.
The hard copies of the draft NRC would be available in all the 2500 NRC Seva Kendras spread all over Assam during the morning hours of July 30 for which around 22 lakh printouts would have to be taken out.
The consolidation of the central database and generation of the PDF (Portable Document Format) is scheduled to be completed by July 26, as per reports. The printouts will be taken out bby July 29, according to information.
Around 5.5 lakh documents were sent to other states for verification but around 3.7 lakh of it were not returned by the concerned states, as per reports. Hence, the verification for the concerned persons had to be carried out in Assam itself.
It may be mentioned that the second draft will be available in two versions, namely online and print. The print version, which will be available in the NRC Sewa Kendras, would incorporate the photographs of the citizens including the other details like name, parents’ names, permanent and present addresses, date of birth (DoB), as well as the name of the respective ‘Birth State’. On the other hand, the online version would show only the names of the citizens. One can log on to the official website (www.nrcassam.nic.in) and check the availability of one’s names by providing the ARN (Applicant receipt Number).
The office of the NRC would issue the numbers for SMS-based checking for SMS-based checking through advertisements. The authority will also launch advertisement campaigns for filing claims and objections.