The NRC authorities of Assam is mulling to start issuing the ‘Rejection Slip’ to over 19 lakh people excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) from March 20.
The Rejection Slip will mention the reasons for exclusion from the NRC.
At present, work related to scanning of ‘speaking order’ is going on and around 12 per cent job is left.
Patowary was replying on behalf of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal who also holds the Implementation of Assam Accord portfolio.
In a separate query by Congress MLA Abul Kalam Rasheed Alam, the minister said a total of Rs 1,348.13 crore have been allotted for the NRC update work.
The final NRC was published on August 31 last year by excluding 19,06,657 persons.
A total of 3,11,21,004 names were included out of 3,30,27,661 applicants.