The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the deadline of making the final report of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, will not be extended beyond July 31.
The upcoming general election and exercise of NRC should not be affected, the apex court said, further asking the competent authorities to sit together to plan them.
The top court also asked chief secretary of Assam government, secretary of Election Commission and the NRC coordinator in the state to hold a meeting to decide how the officials have to be accommodated for the two exercises.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R F Nariman said Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for the Assam, will ensure that the meeting is held within seven days. The outcome of the meeting will be informed to the apex court on February 5, when the matter will be taken again to the bench.