Assam Citizens' Register Data Release After Aadhaar-Type Security: Centre
According to the Centre, data security systems such as Aadhaar will only be made available for Assam’s National Register of Citizens. According to the government, data will then be released to both the Centre and state as well the RGI, which is the Registrar General of India.
Official notification by the RegistrarGeneral of India of data from the Assam NRC Lists published in 2019 is yet to be made.
The Supreme Court, which monitors the Assam NRC Process, directed on August 13, 2019, that an “appropriate system be established in lines similar to those provided for Aadhaar Data.”
Responding to Abdul Khaleque, Assam Congress MP, in Lok Sabha today, Nityanand Rai, the junior home minister, pointed out the court’s decision.
“On the directions of the Supreme Court, the supplementary list of inclusions and exclusions have been published on 31st August, 2019,” he said.
The Supreme Court, he added, has directed the State Coordinator of NRC, Assam, “to enact an appropriate security regime on lines similar to the security regime provided for Aadhaar data and only thereafter the list shall be made available to the State Government, Central Government and Registrar General of India”.