The publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) will miss the deadline of June 30 as scheduled because works have been affected in Barak Valley, West Karbi Anglong and Hojai due to flood. The next date will be fixed after the Supreme Court hearing on July 2.
NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela said, “It is not possible to publish the remaining draft of NRC on June 30 as the recent wave of floods has severely affected the NRC work. Work has been affected in Barak valley, West Karbi Anglong and Hojai. We suffered loss of around eight to ten working days. It is not possible to make up for these loses before June 30,” NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela told reporters adding that he would seek a fresh date from the Apex Court on July 2.
It is learnt that about 90 NRC Seva Kendras were affected for over a week in the three districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi in the recent wave of flood in the state.
The three districts of Barak valley region – Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar – remained the worst affected with around 8.50 lakh people hit. Apart from the Barak Valley, floods have also affected NRC work in Hojai and Karbi Anglong districts.