Northeast India’s Only English and Hindi Satellite News Channel

Deluge threatens timely completion of NRC update process

First Published: 18th June, 2018 21:43 IST

The final draft of the NRC slated to be published on June 30, may now be delayed. Despite best effort by the authorities, the completion of the mega exercise being

The final draft of the NRC slated to be published on June 30, may now be delayed.

Despite best effort by the authorities, the completion of the mega exercise being monitored by the Supreme Court may be delayed due to the devastating floods which have reportedly hampered the final phases of the work at several parts of the state.

Commenting on the situation, state NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela said as many as 90 NRC Seva Kendras have been affected by the floods in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts in Barak Valley. In fact 18 NRC Seva Kendras in Karimganj had to be shifted, informed Hajela.

The state NRC coordinator significantly said if the NRC work is hampered for 2-3 days the progress can be recovered, however if the process is affected for a bigger timeframe, it is likely to affect the completion of the task before the June 30 deadline.

However, Hajela said the picture will be clear only after a few days. Apart from Barak Valley, a few NRC Seva Kendras have also been affected in Hojai and Karbi Anglong.

COMMENTS

WE RECOMMEND

Banner
Voting for 5 Lok Sabha seats in Assam underway, 35 candidates in fray

Voting has begun at 7 am in 10,001 polling booths across Assam.

19th April 2024
Banner
Polling for 15 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Northeast underway, 96 candidates in fray

As many as 35 candidates are in the fray in Assam, 10 each in Manipur and Meghalaya, 14 each in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, 6 in Mizoram 4 in Tripura and 3 in Nagaland.

19th April 2024
Banner
Assam LS Polls: Kokrajhar’s NDA candidate Joyanta Basumatary files nomination

Meanwhile Chief Executive Member of the Bodoland Territorial Council Pramod Boro said that Basumatary is sure to win by a large margin.

18th April 2024
Banner
Gauhati HC says 2-time Kokrajhar MP Naba Sarania’s ST-Plains certificate is invalid

Following this order, Naba Sarania will not be able to contest the ensuing Lok Sabha polls from the Kokrajhar, which is an ST seat.

18th April 2024
Banner
Assam LS Polls: Kokrajhar’s NDA candidate Joyanta Basumatary files nomination

BJP’s national president, JP Nadda held an election rally in Kokrajhar in support of Jayanta Basumatary.

18th April 2024