Supreme Court today extended its June 30 deadline for publication of the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) by a month, after the Centre and the state coordinator agreed to publish it within the new time limit. The Court considered the report of state NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela and extended the deadline.
Hajela had last week said it would not be possible to release the final draft of the NRC as scheduled on June 30 due to the floods in state. The NRC is being prepared to identify illegal migrants in Assam.
The first draft NRC for Assam was published in December end as per the top court’s direction. The first draft, which is a list of the state’s citizens, was published on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 where names of 1.9 crore people out of the 3.29 crore applicants were incorporated. State News Content