Final NRC list should be published by July 31: Supreme Court
GUWAHATI: The Supreme Court has set a deadline for the final list of NRC list to be out by July 31 and no further extension will be allowed.
The top court directed NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela, the Assam chief secretary, and the Election Commission of India to meet within a week to decide how to conduct verification hearings.
However, the authorities had sought for an extension of deadline till September, according to a report published in News18.
The court asked Hajela and the authorities concerned to ensure that the NRC verification process is not hindered by the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, The Indian Express reported.
It is to be mentioned that after the final draft of NRC in Assam last year, over 40 lakh people were left out and was allowed to file claims and objections by December 31.
(L) Supreme Court (R) NRC Seva Kendra