SILCHAR, Nov 24 - The Registrar General of India (RGI) and Census Commissioner, Sailesh said today that no genuine Indian citizen would be left out of the National Register of Citizens(NRC) and efforts are being made to ensure a smooth conclusion to the process.
During his whirlwind visit to Silchar to analyse the updation work and also to take stock of the reverification of 1.75 lakh application forms which shall start from next week in Cachar district, the RGI said, “besides senior officials of the State Government, we have also interacted with officials of the civil and police administration of Barak Valley. We have thoroughly reviewed the updation work so far and the works to be undertaken as well. We hope to come up with an error-free NRC and ensure that no genuine Indian citizen is left out from the list.”
Asked about the reverification of applications, the RGI replied that reverification of applications is a part of the process as per rules due to reasons which may arise in case of linkages and documents. There is no element of any misgivings, rather there is a positive move since we are going to the doorsteps of the public instead of calling them to the NSKs.
Meanwhile, Prateek Hajela, State Coordinator for NRC echoed the RGI, saying that every effort is being made to obtain a purified NRC list of genuine Indian citizens.
He added that the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs is looking after the security issues in this regard with priority. Also, he mentioned that they are eargly waiting for the Supreme Court verdict on the validity of Panchayat documents in the NRC updation process.
LS Changsan, Principal Secretary, Home and Political Department, Government of Assam and Additional Director General of Police Mukesh Agarwal also accompanied the Registrar General of India and other members in the meeting which was held at the Circuit House here.