NRC Data Disappeared Because Officials Failed To Renew The Storage
Dhir Acharya - Feb 13, 2020
NRC, CAA and NPR proposals of the Assan government have caused a large disagreement in the country which they could have easily avoided.
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As if the current protest against the CAA, NRC, and NPR proposals of the Indian government were not enough, the Assam government made a mistake that it shouldn't have. Specifically, the online NRC data that includes names of those on and off the list has been lost from the Assam government's official site.
As an official from NRC said, the online cloud storage subscription was not renewed so the government’s online NRC data has disappeared from the government’s official website. This is totally an embarrassing mistake.
Ordered by the Supreme Court, in October 2019, they publicized the NRC data details online. For this unacceptable development problem relating to sensitive public data, the stressful state in the country is rising and people have different opinions.
This problem was revealed by Debabrata Saikia (Assam leader of the opposition). As reported by TOI, a letter was sent to inform the Census Commissioner and Registrar General about the sudden disappearance of NRC data.
It seems like there is a more helpful explanation though the incident was attributed to the Assam government's effort to deceive people.
An official said to TOI that the cloud storage, where the NRC data was stored, is provided by Wipro. However, the service period ended and the renewal process was not done because after Prateek Haleja transferred his coordinator position, there is no coordinator to handle this job.
He also affirms that the subscription is being renewed and the data will come back in “few days.” This trouble might not have happened if they had been more responsible and paid more attention to the inbox because as usual, there will be mails sent to your inbox to remind you before and after your service period ends.
This is an unacceptable mistake especially for a government website, which should have built a detailed and strictly checked process.