Assam Citizens

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”.