National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma on Saturday announced that the NRC data of Assam is back online.

The NRC data of Assam had been unavailable in the official website since February 12,2020.

Major IT company Wipro has said due to the non-payment of subscription costs– Rs 3 lakh per month — and another amount of Rs 70 crore by the Union Home Ministry was the reason why people couldn’t check the status of their citizenship.

The company was appointed as the System Integrator for the NRC project in Assam.

It also said the IT Services Contract was not renewed by the authorities upon its expiry in October, 2019.

The IT giant also clarified that it had no problem in continuing its services if the IT services Agreement is renewed by the authorities.

However, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had later clarified that the NRC data went offline due to a technical snag on the cloud.

The MHA had further said that it was ensuring that the data was safe and the snag would be resolved soon.

It may be mentioned that the final NRC list, which was published in August 31 last year, excluded 1906657 names out of 33027661 applicants.

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