The twist here is that unlike most cases, the Chandrayaan 2 and Mangalyaan scientist had opted out of applying to have his name published in the NRC list for Assam.
Ahead of the release of the final NRC list, Mallick's family is one of the many who would be anxious over their fate if their name does not appear on the NRC, which is scheduled to release on August 31.
The final list of NRC, a document touted to be a proof of Assamese identity, is scheduled to be published on August 31.
The BJP state unit had voiced its concern after the publication of the draft NRC in July last year and senior leaders of the party from the state had complained of exclusion of "several lakhs of genuine Indians"
To make sure one’s name is featured in the NRC list, one should prove that they entered India before March 24, 1971.
The bribe money, along with some documents, was seized by ACB sleuths from the NRC Seva Kendra office
According to the notice issued by NRC state coordinator, Government of Assam, "Name, etc Correction - Services for online correction of names and other particulars appearing in Draft NRC will be started from 10 am of 2/1/19.
It said that after the publication of the final list of NRC, those people whose name will figure in it will be given usual Aadhaar number as applicable to legal residents in the country.