A notification issued by the Registrar General of India (RGI) was mistaken by a section of the media as the extended date for publication of the NRC.
The mistaken new date for publication of the NRC was given as June 30, 2019.
RGI’s new notification was a routine six monthly extension as term of last notification is going to expire on December 31,2018. This is done every six months for financial allocation, reports The Pratidin Times.
This notification was mistaken as NRC deadline by most of the media outlets, leading to a state of confusion.
But the dates of the publication of the NRC was decided by the Supreme Court as per the Standard operation procedure (SOP) drafted by Central Government. The Supreme Court is the only authority to decide on NRC-related issues.
RGI’s notification is a technical notification to keep the entire operation on as last notification is going to expire on Dec 18, said NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela terming it as “inconsequential” as Supreme Court had already set up the dates.
The final draft NRC, published on July 30, had left out 40,07,707 of the 3,29,91,384 applicants. Out of the 40 lakh left out of the draft National Register of Citizens published on July 30, only 26 lakh people had filed claims and objections for inclusion of names in the NRC.