Ex-NRC official booked; mails allegedly deleted

Guwahati: The failure on the a part of a undertaking supervisor, related to the Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC), in handing over official passwords associated to the undertaking earlier than she resigned, has created fairly a flutter as NRC officers suspect that some essential emails and very important correspondence might have been deleted.

Police have registered a case in opposition to the undertaking supervisor Ajupi Baruah following a criticism by the NRC directorate. A senior NRC official, who doesn’t wish to be recognized, informed ET, “The NRC directorate has lodged a criticism and a case is registered. Investigation has began. We concern that some very important emails and correspondence may need been deleted. The officer has resigned quickly after former NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela left.”


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Following Supreme Court docket’s directive, Prateek Hajela was transferred on deputation to Madhya Pradesh and Hitesh Dev Sarma was appointed as NRC coordinator.

Deputy secretary, dwelling, political and government director of NRC, Chandana Mahanta, in a criticism to the officer in control of Paltan Bazaar police station in Guwahati acknowledged, “I inform you that Ajupi Baruah, resident of Guwahati labored as undertaking supervisor, NRC, resigned and handed over the cost on 11th November 2019, however didn’t share the password of the official e-mail ids [email protected] and [email protected]


“As that the NRC updation undertaking may be very delicate in nature and is being carried out beneath the direct supervision of Supreme Court docket of India, the emails talked about above comprise very delicate correspondence/info of NRC. Unauthorised possession of the password by her is violation of Part 5 of the Official Secrets and techniques Act, 1923, because it associated to nationwide safety and integrity,” Mahanta has acknowledged in his criticism.

DATA GOES OFFLINE

In the meantime, information on the ultimate NRC checklist was made offline from its official web site as IT main Wipro, which was entrusted with this job, terminated its companies over non-payment of dues. Nevertheless, the Union dwelling ministry clarified that NRC information in Assam is protected though some technical points have been seen and warranted that it could be resolved quickly. NRC authorities have cited non-availability of cloud service since December 15 as the explanation for the disappearance of the NRC information. NRC authorities have assured that the identical might be restored shortly.