GUWAHATI — The much-awaited second and final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam was published on Monday. The names of 40.07 lakh applicants did not find a place in the document, touted to be a proof of Assamese identity.
The first draft of the NRC, containing 1.9 crore names, was published on the intervening night of 31 December 2017 and 1 January 2018. The names which could not make to the list were said to be under various stages of verification, causing anxiety and distress across the state for several months.
The final draft of the NRC, comprising names of 2,89,83,677 people of Assam, was published on Monday. A total of 3,29,91,384 people had applied for inclusion of their names in the document, but 40,07,707 had been left out due to some discrepancies in their documents.
How to check whether your name is there in the Final Draft list:
You can visit your respective NRC Sewa Kendra on all working days from 10 am to 4 pm from July 30 to September 28.
You can also check the status online. Type ARN and send it to 9765556555.
Applicants can also call the 24×7 toll free number 15107 from Assam, and 18003453762 from outside Assam, by referring to their 21-digit Application Receipt Number (ARN).
If your name does not appear in the draft then you will have to apply in prescribed forms in respective Sewa Kendras and these forms will be available from August 7 to September 28. Authorities will inform you about reason for your name being left out.