The Registrar General of India (RGI) will not make the reasons public behind the exclusion of the 40 lakh people from the final draft of the National register of Citizens.
The Assam government released the second and final draft of NRC on Monday. 2,89,83,677 persons were found eligible out of 3,29,91,384 applicants in the final draft of the NRC. Names of 4,007,707 people were not included in the final draft NRC.
Names of 2.48 lakh ‘Doubtful Voters’ have been put on hold. The ‘Doubtful Voters’ will be included in the NRC once cleared by the Foreigners’ Tribunal.
It may be mentioned that the names of 1.50 lakh applicants whose name appeared in the first draft published were excluded from the final draft. These applicants will be informed through a Letter of Information (LOI).
The LOI will be served to the rejected applicants within seven days of the date of publication as per media reports and based on this LOI the applicant will be able to file claims for inclusion of their names in the draft NRC. The applicant will also be informed about the time schedule to place their claims.
The persons whose names didn’t figure in the Complete Draft can apply for Claims & Objections from August 7. The NRC authorities will issue three separate forms for claims, objections and corrections from August 7 both at the NRC Seva Kendras (NSKs) and online. The forms will be also available for downloading from www.nrcassam.nic.in. The NRC authorities will receive the forms from August 30 to September 28.
The government has provided all scopes and necessary arrangements for people whose names have not been included in the NRC to forward their necessary documents and claims to make their names appear in the NRC. People are advised to remain calm and not to panic as nobody will be sent to detention camps as said by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.