The additional draft exclusion list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) consisting of 1,02,462 persons of Assam has been published on Wednesday.
The publication of the additional draft exclusion list was as per the provisions contained in Clause 5 of the Schedule of The Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
The persons whose names appear in the additional draft exclusion list are those persons whose names were included in the draft NRC published on July 30 last year, but have been subsequently found illegible because of various reasons.
These include those persons who were found to be ‘declared foreigners’ or ‘doubtful voters’ or persons with case pending at the Foreigners’ Tribunals or their descendants, as applicable, discovered after publication of draft NRC.
The list also includes those persons who were found to be ineligible while appearing as witness in hearings held for disposal of claims and objectios.
The additional draft exclusion list also includes names of those persons who were found to be ineligible during the process of verification carried out by the local registrars of Citizens Registration (LRCRs) under provision of Clause 4(3) after publication of the complete draft NRC on July 30 last year.
The additional draft exclusion list does not contain the results of the claimants and objectees appearing for hearings held for disposal of claims and onjections during the period between February 5 early this year to June 26.
The results of those hearings will be published only in the final NRC to be published on July 31 next.
Meanwhile, the hard copies of the additional draft exclusion list have been made available for public viewing at NRC Seva Kendras, offices of the deputy commissioner/SDO (Civi)/circle officers during office hours.
Particulars of the additional draft exclusion list can also be viewed online in the NRC website www.nrcassam.in.
The notication from Prateek Hajela, the state coordinator of NRC, Assam also stated that those persons who wiil be exluded will also be informed individually through letters of information to be delivered at their residential addresses along with the reason of exclusion.
The notification further stated that such persons will have the opportunity to file their claims which will be disposed through a hearing by a disposing officer.
The submission of claim and its disposal by the disposing officer through a hearing will happen together.
The hearings will start from July 5 next. The date of hearings will also be available online in the NRC official website from June 29 next.
All such claims will be disposed thereafter and results of such persons will be declared in the final NRC to be published on July 31 next.