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No leniency in NRC : Sonowal

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Chief Minister

today said no leniency from officers of any rank will be tolerated in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) updation and asked district deputy commissioners to immediately remove employees who are seen to be casual in their jobs.

With being the first state in the country to implement updation, the deputy commissioners must maintain utmost care to ensure error-free verification of documents, he said here and directed them to review the process every week for minimum two hours.

"People of have high hopes from this exercise," he said and asked the deputy commissioners to work harder to ensure effective and timely implementation of all programmes.

He also asked them to remain alert and proactive and build a congenial environment taking all communities into confidence for charting a new era of development in the state.

Reiterating the government's commitment for providing land deeds to 30,000 landless indigenous people of the state, Sonowal asked the DCs to immediately conduct survey to identify the background of the encroachers and carry out eviction drive with caution.

He said the Assam is actively working on "Discovery of Assam" project directed the DCs to tap the resources available in their respective districts including human, natural, cultural and communication.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 11 2017. 21:13 IST