Assam NRC

The National Register of Citizens (NRC), prepared in 1951, contains the names of all Indian citizens. To stop the illegal migration in border states, the updation process of NRC was started in 2013 on the direction of Supreme Courtand was completed in July 30, 2018. Any person, whose name does not appear on the 1951 NRC list, will be declared an illegal migrant and faces deportation or jail. The NRC exercise has become highly controversial, especially in Assam, where the base

year of identifying citizenship is 1971, under the Assam Accord. People whose names appear on any voter list in Assam up to March 24 midnight, 1971 are eligible for NRC. The exercise has come under scrutiny as many people, whose forefathers and relatives were mentioned in the original list, fail to find their name in the updated draft. With the final draft set to be published on August 31, people in Assam are running against time to prove their nationality.

Assam NRC News

HD Sarma appointed new NRC coordinator in Assam

The move comes after the incumbent, Prateek Hajela, was released from duty for inter-cadre deputation to Madhya Pradesh following a Supreme Court order.

Scapegoat Hajela

Trouble with NRC lies in its flawed vision. Now, Supreme Court must guard against its capture by political interests


In Assam’s Muslim-majority Jania, NRC is on everyone’s mind

Congress spokesperson Rhituporna Konwar, however, exuded hope that the Congress would wrestle three of the four seats.

Before his transfer, Prateek Hajela had drawn criticism from state govt, BJP

Hajela drew the BJP’s ire earlier, too. Last September, he had suggested to the Supreme Court that five documents of the 15 List A documents of the NRC process be rendered ineligible in the ‘claims and objections’ round.

Assam NRC chief, criticised by state, moved out on SC’s order

The order was delivered by a bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and R F Nariman. The court asked the competent authority to issue the notification for this “forthwith and in any case within seven days from today”.

Who is Prateek Hajela?

Prateek Hajela, a native of Madhya Pradesh, is a 1995-batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre with B.Tech in Electronics from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.


'Seems they don’t want us to prove our identity': Same persons get multiple D-voter notices post NRC

Silchar MP and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev also expressed concern over the shortage of infrastructure and feared that it would be very difficult to finish the task of hearing those excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) within the stipulated period of 120 days.

‘Mentally unstable’ man lodged in Assam detention camp dies

Currently, Assam has six detention centres but they are housed in district jails, together they hold 1000-odd people. A seventh centre, is under construction in Goalpara district.

For the 19,06,657 excluded, now a legal aid App to help contest NRC list

NRC eHandbook, available on Google Playstore, will act as a reference guide not just for lawyers and paralegals but even for journalists or researchers, who want to understand the NRC process.

How will you deal with 19 lakh 'non-citizens', Chidambaram asks Centre

The former Union minister also said the country is obliged to answer these questions as it celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's humanism.

Assam NRC Photos

Assam NRC final list out: Assam NRC website crashes, people queue up at Seva Kendras

Assam’s final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published Saturday. Of the 3.3 crore applicants, over 19 lakh were excluded from the final list.