The State Government has notified Partha Pratim Majumdar, IAS will take over the State Coordinator of NRC (SCNRC) once the incumbent, Hitesh Dev Sarma, attains superannuation in July 31 next.
A notification issued by Jadav Saikia, secretary, personnel department, informed that Mazumdar, who is at present posted as registrar of cooperative societies and secretary to women and child welfare department, will be transferred as a secretary to the home and political department as well as the post of state coordinator for NRC and in-charge of the directorate of NRC.
The final list of updated NRC for Assam, which aimed to weed out illegal immigrants in the state, was released in August 2019 and excluded 1.9 million applicants based on doubts about their citizenship.
Hitesh Dev Sarma will retire from services on July 31.
In November 2019, the Assam government appointed Hitesh Dev Sarma as the state coordinator for NRC, replacing Prateek Hajela.