Hitesh Dev Sarma appointed as new NRC Coordinator in Assam

The Supreme Court had transferred NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela, asking the Assam government to suggest names of officers who could succeed Hajela.

Published: 09th November 2019 07:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2019 11:36 PM   |  A+A-

Hitesh Dev Sarma

New NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma (Photo| Facebook/ @hitesh.sarma2)

By Express News Service

GUWAHATI: The Assam government has appointed Hitesh Dev Sarma as the state coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

He is an officer of Assam Civil Services, currently serving as secretary in the finance department. He was involved in the NRC updation process at the initial stage a few years ago.

Last month, the Supreme Court had ordered the transfer of the NRC state coordinator, Prateek Hajela, to his home state Madhya Pradesh, apparently as he feared for his life. 

The NRC was updated under the direct monitoring of the apex court. Over 19 lakh people were left out of the NRC, the final list of which was published on August 31.

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