Guwahati, July 30: The Assam government will release the second and final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) at 10:00 am today, amid tight security. The final draft of NRC Assam will be published online at nrcassam.nic.in and in all the NRC Sewa Kendras (NSK) across the state. The draft of Assam's NRC will feature the names, addresses and photographs of all Indian citizens, who have been residing in the north eastern state before March 25, 1971.
Ahead of the declaration of NRC, authorities highetened security across the state to prevent any law and order situation. Prohibitory order under Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in seven districts– Barpeta, Darrang, Dima Hasao, Sonitpur, Karimganj, Golaghat and Dhubri. States sharing border with Assam were also on high alert to thwart possible infiltration of illegal immigrants. The NRC, which was prepared in 1951, is updated for only Assam to weed out illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
If a person’s name does not appear in the draft, he/she will have to apply in prescribed forms in their respective NRC Sew Kendras. These forms will be available from August 7 to September 28 and the authorities will then inform them the reason for his/her name being left out. In the next step, they will have to file the claim in another prescribed form which will be available from August 30 to September 28 and these claims will be finally disposed of after proper hearings.
NRC Assam Draft List: How to Check Names in National Register of Citizens Online and Via SMS
Step 1: Visit nrcassam.nic.in.
Step 2: Click on ‘Complete Draft NRC’.
Step 3: You will have to submit your Application Receipt Number (ARN) number, which is printed on the front page of the NRC form you filled.
Step 4: You can also send an SMS from your pre-register mobile number to 97555655 or 9108464438 or 9108464450 in the format ‘ARN space ARN (number)’ to get information on the inclusion of your name in the NRC draft.
Step 5: Make sure you have not activated DND on your mobile number.
Step 6: One can also visit the nearest Seva Kendra and check your name on the printed list from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM until 28th September 2018 on all working days.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has told the Assam government that people who are not part of the NRC final draft would not be automatically declared foreigners. The first draft of the NRC was published by Assam government on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. As many as 1.9 crore people were included as legal citizens of India in the first draft.
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