No leniency in NRC : Sonowal

Guwahati, Jan 11 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal 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 Assam being the first state in the country to implement NRC 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 Assam have high hopes from this exercise,” he said and asked the deputy commissioners to work harder to ensure effective and timely implementation of all government 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 government 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.

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