Assam’s first draft of NRC identifies 1.9 crore as Indian citizens


Assam has released the first draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) that identified 1.9 crore people out of a total 3.29 crore applicants as Indian citizens. The names for the second round of the draft are undergoing the verification process.

As per the Supreme Court guidelines, the deadline of December 31, 2017 (on or before) was set to update and publish the draft of NRC for Assam.

Registrar General of India Sailash said that while remaining names are still under verification process, the next date to publish the draft will be announced soon as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court in April 2018.

Know about NRC

National Register of Citizens (NRC), 1951, is a record of names of Indian citizens being updated until midnight of March 24, 1971. The record is to identify existing foreigners or illegal immigration in Assam or anywhere in India.

Check NRC Status

To know whether person’s name is enlisted or not in the NRC register, he’she has to visit NRC seva kendras between January 2 to 31 2018, or can log in to websites: and

One can call at the toll-free numbers- 15107 or 18003453762 or send text by typing ARN<space> 21-digit ARN to 9765556555/9108464438/9108464450.