Guwahati, Jan 1: The Assam government has published the partial draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) which includes names of 1.9 crore people of total 3.29 crore applicants in the state, an official said.
Registrar General of India (RGI), Sailesh said this while addressing a press conference at 11.45 p.m. on Sunday and said the names of the rest of the people are at various stages of verification.
The status of inclusion of names can be checked in the websites — www.nrcassam.nic.in, www.assam.gov.in, www.assam.mygov.in and www.homeandpolitical.assam.gov.in, the Office of the State Coordinator of National Registration (NRC) posted on its official Twitter page.
The RGI said the complete NRC will be published within the year 2018.
He said this is only the part draft of the NRC and that there is no need to worry if anyone’s name has not been included in the part draft that has been published.
“It only means that his or her name is at some stage of verification,” he said.
The NRC authorities had received applications submitted by 3.29 crore people, accompanied by six crore documents, of the state for inclusion of heir names in the NRC.
The process of updating the NRC began in 2013 and it was carried out under the guidance and instruction of the Supreme court.
Meanwhile, the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal assured on Sunday that this was only a “part draft”, and “genuine citizens” who had been left out need not panic as they could still get their names included in the final list.