assam news: Assam forms cabinet subcommittee to investigate cases of non-admission to NRC

Ranjeet Kumar Dass, Panchayat of Assam, Minister for Rural Development, said a cabinet sub-committee was formed to study the issue of 19,000 people whose names are not on the National Register of Citizens (NRC ) were included .

Prime Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma himself raised the issue at the recent State Cabinet meeting and a sub-committee was formed.

The ministerial subcommittee, composed of Ministers Ajanta Neog, Atul Bora and Pijush Hazarika, would soon begin consultations with various groups, including the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU).

These people’s biometrics are blocked and could not obtain Aadhaar cards, preventing them from receiving social security benefits.

Responding to a question from the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA Aminul Islam, Dass said Tuesday ahead of the Assam assembly that the state government is aware of the issue, with many eligible individuals not receiving benefits due to a lack of social benefits receive Aadhaar cards, which must be linked to their bank accounts in order to receive the benefits.

The minister said the state government wrote to the Union Home Secretary at least twice in 2020 and 2021, asking the center to grant the agency access to the biometrics of at least those individuals whose names appear in the final draft of the NRC were .

The minister told the House that 85.55 per cent of people in Assam have signed up for Aadhaar enrollment as of February this year. Assam Assembly spokesman Biswajit Daimary said the matter could again be brought to the attention of the central government. assam news: Assam forms cabinet subcommittee to investigate cases of non-admission to NRC

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