With new methods of fraud coming to light, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) authorities have cautioned the public against miscreants posing as NRC officials and collecting bank account details or PAN card number.
The authorities asked the public to remain alert while receiving calls from unknown persons pretending to be NRC officials and asking for bank account details.
“NRC authorities are not collecting bank account or PAN of any person. Beware of any person making such phone calls pretending to be NRC authority asking for any such details,” the NRC Assam authorities posted the message on its official social media handles.
The Assam government on August 31st, 2019 published the final NRC. A total of 3,11,21,004 crore people made it to the final list leaving out 19,06,657 persons including those who did not submit claims. The list displaying individual statuses of all the applicants was published online on September 14th, 2019.
The process of receipt of NRC Application Forms started during the end of May 2015 and ended on August 31st, 2015. A total of 3,30,27,661 members applied through 68,37,660 applications. The particulars submitted by the applicants were taken up for scrutiny to determine the eligibility of their inclusion in NRC.
The Complete Draft NRC was published on July 30th, 2018 wherein 2,89,83,677 numbers of persons were found eligible for inclusion. Thereafter, Claims were received from 36,26,630 numbers of persons against exclusions.
After the publication of the final list, activists, opposition parties including the ruling BJP in Assam expressed dissatisfaction over the exclusion figure and said there is scope for its review in the Supreme Court. The BJP alleged anomalies in the updation exercise and claimed indigenous people were left out and illegal immigrants were included in the list.