Putting all speculations to rest, the Centre has clarified that there is no plan to extend Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) to other parts of the country.

Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said that the NRC is being updated under the provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the applications for preparation of the NRC in Assam were invited in May-August, 2015.

Ahir further said that the complete draft NRC was published on July 30 last year after necessary scrutiny and verification.

Moreover, he said the claims and objections on the draft NRC were invited till December 31 and after the disposal of claims and objections, the NRC is to be finalised as per the timelines approved by the Supreme Court.