Center has given an extension of 6 months to complete the ongoing exercise for updating the NRC in Assam

The draft NRC was published on 30th July 2018 and excluded 40 lac people from the list which stirred a huge controversy. It included 2.9 crore people out of the total 3,29 crore applications.
Vamsi Athreya

Last Updated: Jan 01,2019 09:00 IST

Center has given an extension of 6 months to complete the ongoing exercise for updating the NRC in Assam

Center has given an extension of 6 months to complete the ongoing exercise for updating the NRC in Assam

01 January 2019 Current Affairs: The Center given an extension of six months to complete the ongoing exercise for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam by 30th June 2019 as the enumeration of citizens in the NRC cannot be completed within the earlier specified date of 31st December 2018.
The Registrar General of India, Mr. Sailesh issued a notification that stated the Central Government considers the extension necessary in lieu of public interest to complete the update of the National Register of Citizens.
The first notification regarding the same was issued by the Government on 6th December 2013 and had set a deadline of 3 years to complete the entire process but since then five extensions have been given but the exercise had not been completed.
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