In a surprise move, the Supreme Court on October 18th, 2019 ordered the inter-cadre transfer of Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) Coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh.
The order was passed by a Bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde and Rohinton Nariman, as reported by Bar and Bench. Hajela is a 1995 batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
The Assam government on August 31st, 2019 officially released the final NRC list where names of 3,11,21,004 persons were found eligible and 19,06,657 persons were excluded from the list including those who did not submit claims.
It may be recalled, two cases were registered against Hajela by Assam Police following complaints of wrongful exclusions in the list.
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