The authority of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam has published the final list which includes the names of ineligible persons, says the coordinator of the exercise.
An official letter from the NRC state coordinator has been sent to all the Deputy Commissioner and District Register of Citizens Registration (DRCR), to ask about the details of the ineligible persons whose names are included in the final NRC list.
The NRC State Coordinator said in the official letter that It has come to the knowledge that after publication of the final NRC on August 31, 2019, few names of ineligible people are found in the final NRC particularly of Doubtful Voters (DV), Declared Foreigner (DF), those with cases pending in Foreigners’ Tribunal (PFT) and descendants of DV(DVD), DFD, PFTD.
The ineligible persons are included in the category of DV (doubtful voters), DF (declared foreigners), PFT (cases pending in foreigners’ tribunal), DVD (descendants of DV), DFD and PFTD.
The final list of the NRC was published on August 31 last year, leaving over 19.06 lakh people.
Assam Public Works (APW), the original petitioner in the Supreme Court leading the NRC updation process has lodged an FIR against Prateek Hajela, former state coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, with the CID of Assam police for allegedly tampering with the data, records associated with the final list of NRC.
Abhijeet Sharma of APW said that this is the first time NRC office has admitted that names of ineligible persons have entered the final list released last year. The admission shows that the process was not error-free and confirms their claims. Hence, a re-verification of the entire list as sought by them in the Supreme Court is required.