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An applicant submitting application form for NRC at an NSK in Guwahati
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ASSAM

Assam ready for final NRC: Guidelines issued, security intensified

State govt calls in additional companies of security forces to maintain law & order ahead of publication on Aug 31; cops keeping eye on social media to allay rumours

Sandeep Borah

Sandeep Borah

Guwahati: As the stage is all set for final publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam on August 31, the office of the state NRC coordinator in Assam has released a set of guidelines that will help people to check their status in the final list.

As per the guidelines shared by the NRC state coordinator, it has been mentioned that the links for checking the status will be made available on the NRC official website (www.nrcassam.nic.in) with effect from August 31, titled as “Supplementary Inclusions / Exclusions Lists (Final NRC) status”.

The authorities concerned dealing with the NRC update exercise in Assam also informed that people who could view the status would be those who have submitted a claim after not being included in the complete draft published on July 30, 2018 or excluded from the additional exclusion list published on June 26, this year or had any objection filed against their inclusion in the final list.

Such people will be able to see their status in the supplementary list of inclusion by visiting their designated NRC Seva Kendras (NSK) or office of the circle officers and deputy commissioners in their respective districts, as per the guidelines.

Moreover, people can even check their status online by typing their application receipt numbers or ARNs.

Meanwhile, according to the guidelines available, people, whose name were included in the complete draft NRC and not excluded by the additional draft exclusions but were called for hearings from July 5, 2019 onward, can also check their status by visiting their designated NSKs and other government offices made available for the purpose.

However, people who were not called for any hearings help from July 5, 2019 onward need not worry about their inclusion status as their name will continue to be included in the final NRC list.

The guideline shared by the state coordinator also informed that online facility will also be made available for public from the date of final publication which will give the results of any change in status from the Complete Draft NRC for claimants or “objectees” or of any member included in the final draft but were called for any hearings held on or after 5 July, 2019.

It further stated that status of all NRC applicants will be made available online from September 7, 2019 and it can be seen by typing out the ARN number.

Meanwhile, ahead of the much-awaited announcement on August 31, security arrangements in the state has been tightened as security forces have already been deployed in all vulnerable locations identified across Assam. Moreover, Assam government has requested the Centre for deployment of additional amount of security forces across the state keeping in notice to the vulnerability of possible violence that might erupt after publication of the NRC. Following this, a total of 50 companies of Central forces have been directed by the Central government to reach Assam, and some have already reached the state, said reports.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who is also in charge of the home department, expressed confidence that there would not be any law-and-order problem in the state following the publication of the NRC.

Police and security forces are also constantly monitoring the law-and-order situation across state and a watch is also maintained on social media so that no one can instigate people by spreading rumors.