Prateek Hajela gets transfer order from Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday requested the exchange of senior official Prateek Hajela, who was responsible for refreshing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, to Madhya Pradesh on delegation.

The top court’s seat headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said Hajela, the facilitator of the NRC, would be on assignment.

The CJI wouldn’t share the purpose behind the exchange request when lawyer general KK Venugopal asked him.

“Can a request be passed with no explanation or cause?” CJI Gogoi inquired.

He additionally requested that the administration inform Hajela’s exchange inside seven days.

Hajela, the 1995 bunch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) official of the Assam-Meghalaya framework, had administered the way toward refreshing NRC in Assam.

About 2,000,000 individuals were let alone for the last form of the NRC rundown distributed on August 31 this year as a feature of an activity to check illicit migration.

The Supreme Court-observed procedure of refreshing the NRC for Assam, which was last assembled 68 years prior, took four years and 55,000 authorities poring over 66.4 million records.

Prior, the temporary drafts of the NRC, distributed in July 2018 and June 2019, had avoided generally 4.1 million individuals.

The official and other unidentified authorities have likewise been named in at any rate two bodies of evidence against for asserted “errors” in the last NRC list.

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