Assam NRC data goes offline, safe with the government
New Delhi : The Centre on Thursday said that the NRC data of Assam is safe though it is not visible on the website due to some technical issues which will be resolved soon.
The Union Home Ministry clarification came in view of reports that data of the final list of the National Register of Citizens has been made offline from its official website.
"The NRC data is safe. Some technical issues are in visibility on cloud. These are being resolved soon," a home ministry spokesperson said.
The data had not been reflecting online from past couple of days leaving people panicked about it. NRC State Coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma accepted that the data has been made offline, but refuted the allegation of any "malafide" intent in it.
The cloud service for the huge set of data was provided by IT firm Wipro and their contract was till October 19 last year. However, this was not renewed by the previous coordinator.
So, the data got offline from December 15 after it was suspended by Wipro, Sarma said.