No proposal to extend NRC to other States

There is no proposal to extend the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) to other states, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Minister of State in Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir, in a written reply to the house, said, “The exercise to update NRC 1951 is being conducted under the special provisions in respect of State of Assam under the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Citizenship rules, 2003. At present, there is no proposal to extend the NRC to states other than Assam.”

The complete draft NRC, Assam has been published on 30th July this year and the Supreme Court is monitoring the progress of NRC . He said, the process of claims and objections on the draft NRC has started on 25th September this year and will remain open up to 31st of this month.

“The verification process will commence from 15th February next year in accordance with the directions of the Supreme Court” – He added.

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