NRC officials working at an NRC Seva Kendra in Tezpur. (File image)

Only 1,032 doubtful cases in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Assam have been referred to the concerned district commissioners for necessary action, The Hindu reported.

Over 19 lakh of the 3.29 crore applicants in Assam were excluded from the final draft register published on August 31, 2019

According to The Hindu report, the Office of State Coordinator of NRC, Assam while responding to an RTI application filed by the newspaper said, “1032 number of cases of DV/DF/PFT/ DVD/DFD/ PFTD categories have been referred to the concerned Deputy Commissioner to take the necessary action as per Clause 4(3) & 4(6) of the Schedule 4(A) 4 of Rules of the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules 2003.”

The abbreviations cited above stand for doubtful voters, declared foreigners, reference pending at Foreigners Tribunals (FT), descendants of D voters, descendants of declared foreigners, cases of declared foreigners pending in FTs.

The reply added that as of now, no rejection slips have been issued and as per Clause 7 of Schedule 4(A) 4 of the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003, the final NRC is yet to be published by the RGI.

“The Supplementary list for inclusion or deletion was published by the Local Registrar of Citizens Registration (LRCR) on 31st August 2019. Rejection Slips can be issued only after publication of the Final NRC,” the reply stated.

According to the RTI reply, the total budget for the publication of NRC was Rs 1602.66 crore.

“There is no any additional budget allocated for NRC in the year of 2020 by State or Central Government. In the year of 2021, Rs 10.07 crore is allocated in the State budget by the Government of Assam,” it said.

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