Assam: Centre gives 6-month extension to NRC till June 30
GUWAHATI: The centre has given a 6-month extension to complete the ongoing exercise for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam by 30 June.
The Registrar General of India said that the decision has been taken because the exercise to quantify citizens in the NRC, a list of Assam's residents, could not be completed within the specified date of 31 December 2018.
“The central government has considered it necessary and expedient in the public interest to complete the said enumeration in connection with the updation of the National Register of Citizens, 1951, by the 30th day of June, 2019,” said Sailesh, Registrar General of India in a notification.
The government had issued the first notification setting a deadline of three years for completion of the entire NRC process on 6 December 2013. However, five extensions were given by the government since then in regular intervals, as the exercise has not yet been completed.