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Barpeta ready for publication of NRC
Correspondent
 BARPETA, Aug 28 - The Barpeta district administration has almost completed all formalities to release the final draft of the National Register of Citizens on August 31 next. The administration has undertaken some special measures so that the law-and-order situation does not deteriorate during the post-NRC publication period.

 An important meeting to discuss the probable fallout of the NRC publication was organised on Tuesday in the office of the Deputy Commissioner. Presided over by the Deputy Commissioner, Munindra Sarma, the meeting was attended by the Superintendent of Police Dr Robin Kumar, District Development Commissioner Dr Babul Sahariya, Major of Army 9th Jat Regiment Mayank Jadab, Additional Superintendent of SSB O Sobha Singh, Additional Superintendent of CRPF V Kumar and additional deputy commissioners of the district.

The Deputy Commissioner informed that though no threat from any quarter has been received so far, yet all must be alert and all must be prepared to extend all possible help in case of any exigency.

The District Information and Public Relation Officer Bikash Sarma informed that a meeting with all the circle officers of the district was organised on August 26 in the presence of the Superintendent of Police. Circle officers were directed to discuss the matter with the distinguished persons and representatives of various organisations under their locality. They were also requested to meet the local people and interact with them.

The Deputy Commissioner urged the people to report to police or civil administration forthwith in case of any untoward incident related to NRC. He allayed the apprehension of the probable left-outs that no one should be worried even if their names are not included in the final draft of the NRC as they will be provided 120 days to appeal in the foreigners tribunal. He informed that the number of tribunals in the district has been increased to 13 in Barpeta district for the convenience of the public.

A control room for expediting communication has been established in the office of the Deputy Commissioner. People can report NRC related matters to the control room over 8811030600 and 03665236085. The final draft of the NRC will be published in the district at 10 am on the August 31 in the office of the Deputy Commissioner, circle officers and the service centres.

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