NEW DELHI: The process of claims and objections to the draft NRC in Assam will start from August 30 and continue for a month, a senior Home Ministry official said.
The process if required can be also extended by another month, he said.
The National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of Assam citizens, published today with the names of about 40 lakh residents of the state not being included in it.
The process of claims and objections to the NRC will start on August 30 and the date was fixed taking into consideration that those whose names are not part of the draft NRC can gather documents in the next one month and prepare to approach NRC authorities, the official said.
The window of claims and objections will be from August 30 to September 30 and if required NRC authorities may extend the period by another month -- till October 30, he said.
During the period, no coercive action will be taken against anyone, the official said.
At a press conference in Guwahati, Registrar General of India Sailesh announced that 2,89,83,677 people were found to be eligible for inclusion in the draft of the NRC out of a total 3,29,91,384 applicants.
The updating of the NRC is a Supreme Court-monitored process being carried out in Assam.