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Not Included In Assam’s NRC? Here’s How You Can File Claim

Not Included In Assam’s NRC? Here’s How You Can File Claim
People showing their acknowledgement receipts after checking their names in first draft for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Guwahati on January 1.
Not Included In Assam’s NRC? Here’s How You Can File Claim

The name of around 40 lakh people of 3.29 crore applications were missing from the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) released on Monday. But those applicants who fail to find their names in the list can submit claim in a prescribed form.

There is also provision to file objection against any ineligible name that has been included in the list.

Here’s all you need to know about the process:

  • People who don’t find their names in the final draft have the legal right to apply again by filing claim.
  • Claims will be received from August 30, 2018 to September 28 ,2018.
  • Claims can be submitted at the NRC ‘seva kendra’ where the claimant had submitted application.
  • There is also a provision for filling objections against any ineligible entry. Corrections, if any, would be made in the spellings of names or other particulars.
  • If applicant wants to know the reason for non-inclusion, they will need to submit an application at the designated ‘seva kendra’ and enquire from the local registrar. This process will begin from August 7, 2018.
  • The final NRC will be published only after disposal of all claims and objections.
  • Forms for claim, objection and collection will be available at the ‘seva kendra’s and can also be downloaded from http://www.nrcassam.nic.in/
  • If any person is not satisfied with the outcome of the claims and objections, they can file appeal before the Foreigners Tribunals.   

The NRC, unique to the state of Assam was first updated in 1951 to distinguish Indian citizens from illegal migrants from then East Pakistan (now, Bangladesh).  It is being updated following a direction of the Supreme Court.

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