The final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is being updated in Assam, will be published by December 31 this year, the Home Ministry announced today.
The declaration came on a day the draft NRC, a list of Assam’s citizens, was published with exclusion of 40.7 lakh out of a total 3.29 crore applicants.
The Registrar General of Citizen Registration has notified that the enumeration in connection with updating of the NRC, 1951, in Assam shall be completed within December 31, 2018, the notification said.
The notification was signed by Sailesh, Registrar General of Citizen Registration.
The final draft of NRC, which was released amid tight security, incorporated names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants.
The names of 40.07 lakh people have been left out. Asking people whose names were left out not to panic, Registrar General of India Sailesh said the process for making claims and objections would begin on August 30 and continue till September 28.