The process for correcting names and other particulars that appeared in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens will begin from January 2, said a notice issued by the office of NRC Assam.
According to the notice issued by NRC state coordinator, Government of Assam, “Name, etc Correction – Services for online correction of names and other particulars appearing in Draft NRC will be started from 10 am of Jan 2, 2019.
“This facility can be availed by visiting NRC Assam’s website www.nrcassam.nic.in. Facility for name correction will also be available by submission of correction forms at NRC Seva Kendras (NSKs). These facilities will be available till December 31, 2019,” the notice stated.
The process has no connection with the submission of claims and objections which got over on December 31, 2018, it said.
The Supreme Court had pushed the date to December 31, 2018, after the Assam government sought extension of the last date following demands for it by various local organisations.
Reports appearing in a section of media claimed around 30 lakh people had filed claims for inclusion by Monday evening, when the deadline for the Claims and Objections’ round ended.
The claims and objections were earlier scheduled to be filed in August, but the Supreme Court reprimanded the NRC Coordinator and Registrar General of India for announcing the dates without the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) being approved and directed them to refrain from talking to the media.
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated under the direct monitoring of Supreme Court.