- The Supreme Court extended deadline for publication of final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam by a month.
2.The deadline extended from 30 June to 30 July on account of floods in three districts in State.
3.The deadline extension was demanded because State is affected by floods.
4.The extension came after the government and state NRC coordinator agreed to adhere to the new deadline.
5.The first draft of the NRC was published in December as per the apex court directions.
6.The first draft, list of state’s capital, was established where the names of 1.9 core people out of the 3.29 crore applicants were incorporated.
7.The Registrar General of India will be responsible for publication of final list to segregate Indian citizens from who illegally entered the state from Bangladesh after March 25, 1971.
8.The final NRC will count only those as Indian citizens who can prove their residency in Assam on or before 21 March, 1971.
9.Those names that do not appear in the list cease to be Assamese citizens and will be tagged as illegal immigrants of Assam.
10.Assam faced an influx of immigrants from Bangladesh.
11.The claim for such cases would be held at Foreigners Tribunal.
12.National Register of Citizens(NRC):
- NRC contains names of Indian citizens of Assam.
- The NRC was prepared in 1951 after the Census of 1951.
- The NRC updation of 2014-16 across Assam includes the names of those persons who appear in the NRC 1951 or in any of the Electoral Rolls till 1971.
- Eligibility criteria for inclusion in NRC:
- Persons included in the 1951 census
- Persons on the Electoral Rolls up to midnight 24 March 1971
- Descendants of the above-mentioned persons.
- Persons who came to Assam on or after 1 January 1966 but before 25 March 1971 and registered themselves in accordance to the rules made by the Central Government with the Foreigners Registration Regional Officer (FRRO).
- Those who have not been declared as illegal migrants or foreigners by the authority.