Assam government has started the training of the newly recruited 221 members of the 200 Foreigners’ Tribunals on Saturday.
The training of the members is being provided by the State Home department at Assam Administrative College in Guwahati.
These members will have to handle the cases of the 19 lakh people who have been excluded from National Register of Citizens (NRC) released on August 31 last.
The 221 newly appointed members include practicing lawyers, retired civil servants and judicial officers.
A total of 2,000 people have applied for the position of members in the Foreigners’ Tribunals.
The two-day training programme of the members will conclude on Sunday.
While addressing the inaugural session of the programme, Justice Arup Kumar Goswami, Chief Justice (acting), Gauhati High Court urged the new members to perform their assigned duties with full dedication.
State additional chief secretary (home and political department) Kumar Sanjay Krishna said that 200 Foreigners’ Tribunals will start functioning shortly and another 200 will be set up soon.
He also discussed the importance of electronic Foreigners’ Tribunals which will be able to store digital records that will benefit the concerned stakeholders.
The State Government had earlier announced that Foreigners’ Tribunals will be set up in all 33 districts of the State.