Centre extends deadline for NRC enumeration as Assam govt fails to publish list on July 1
GUWAHATI: The BJP led-centre has extended the task of enumeration for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam by a month.
In a notification, the Registrar General of India said the decision has been taken as the exercise to enumerate citizens in the NRC, a list of Assam’s residents, could not be completed within the specified date of June 30. “And whereas, the said enumeration in the state of Assam could not be completed within the period specified…the Centre 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 31st day of July, 2019,” the notification by Registrar General of Citizen Registration Vivek Joshi read.
The decision comes in the wake of the Assam Government failing to complete the task of enumeration and publishing the list on July 1.
It is to be mentioned that the first such notification had been issued in 2013 with a deadline of three years for the completion of the NRC process. There have been six extensions since then.