Digitised Legacy Data Search

1. What is DLDD?
As the Legacy Data is relatively old, it is quite likely that a large number of people would have moved from one place to another since the time of preparation of the original Legacy Data. This would require that a single state-wide Legacy Data set is prepared and published. Preparation of such a single state-wide Legacy Data set is not possible by way of physical printing as 1.) the space requirement for their storage would be extremely high and 2.) it would not be feasible for the public to search through such a huge pile of papers. The only feasible option for such a single state-wide Legacy Data set is by way of compilation of soft copies of the images. Such a compilation of the soft copies of the Legacy Data images and their corresponding digitised records is called Digitized Legacy Data Development, shortly termed as DLDD.
Search in DLDD can be done either through

1. Searching amongst the digitised records
2. If the above does not work, then searching through the images of the respective villages. It is possible that some records which were digitised could not be meaningfully linked with the images due to poor legibility, torn condition or otherwise. In such cases, searching of images is the only possible alternative. Once the name of the person is discovered through image search, a unique Legacy Data Code will have to be assigned through -

i. Either at the NSK or
ii. Through online application made through the NRC website.

2. What is Legacy Data Code ?
Unique identification of each record is essential for the applicant to be able to show appearance of his/her name (or of his ancestor(s)). This unique identification is also essential to enable checking by the verifying authorities at the time of verification. Sanctity of each record can only be tested through its relationship with an image in the centralised database. As such, each digitised record which could be linked correctly with an image has been provided with a Legacy Data Code, something similar to the issuance of a PNR in case of air/rail/road travel. Legacy Data Code consists of an 11 digit number in the format xxx-xxxx-xxxx and contains all the information about any person whose name appears in the Legacy Data. Wherever a match with the name of the ancestor is found, a Legacy Data Slip shall be printed and issued to the applicant. The slip will contain a Legacy Data Code which shall be required to be quoted by the applicant in the Application Form whenever submitted. Legacy Data Code is issued through either :

• search at the NSK or,
• search through web-site hosted DLDD data through the NRC website.

3. How do I obtain my Legacy Data Code?

At the NSK - through computerized search or manual search. Each NSK shall have the segregated hard copies of Legacy Data for the villages falling under the respective Kendra. Also one can check the legacy data of any village in through the computerized search.

All THE NOTIFIED POLLING STATIONS: Legacy Data has been published as hard copies in all the Polling Stations segregated for the villages falling under the respective Polling Station.

NRC WEBSITE: The Legacy Data is available online at the NRC Assam website nrcassam.nic.in. Under NRC HIGHLIGHTS section in the home page you will find the option of Legacy Data Search. You can also take print out of the Legacy Data copy from the website.

4. What if my or my ancestor’s name is not found in Legacy Data?

In this regard it is hereby made clear that the computerized Legacy Data search engine is just a tool to facilitate easy search, and by no means the only resort for finding proof of eligibility in updated NRC. The Legacy Database are old and even some are found in faded, torn condition, for which 100% digitization of all records may not have been possible. As such if someone’s name is not found in the computerized search the person can still look up for such records in the published copies made available at the NRC SevaKendras (NSKs). Even if one does not find his or her name in the published documents, application can still be made for inclusion in NRC by providing any of the other admissible documentsissued before24th March, 1971 (Midnight), namely, (i) Land & Tenancy records (ii) Citizenship Certificate (iii) Permanent Residential Certificate (iv) Refugee Registration Certificate (v)Passport (vi) LIC Policy (vii) Govt. issued License/Certificate (viii) Govt. Service/ Employment Certificate (ix) Bank/Post Office Accounts (x) Birth Certificate (xi) Board/University Educational Certificate (xii) Court Records/ Processes.

As such unavailability of one’s own or ancestor’s name in Legacy Data is not a deterrent for applying and inclusion in NRC, if the applicant can produce any one of the said admissible documents as well.

5. Where and how can I have a Legacy Data Code issued to me if I possess a certified copy of the Legacy Data?


What is Acknowledgement ID (Ack ID)?

In some cases, citizens might have certified copies/extracts of the Legacy Data with them. In such cases also, certified copy/extract has to be cross checked with records available with Government. Such certified copies/extracts shall be considered for eligibility for inclusion in updated NRC only if found correct as per such cross checking and an official valid Legacy Data Code issued as per protocol. In such cases citizens would have to go to the nearest NSK along with the certified copy of the Legacy Data and get the data searched on the spot. If the match with the certified copy IS not found during on-spot verification then the certified copy produced by the applicant may be received for further verification with government documents and an Acknowledgement ID would be issued at NSKs. At the NSK, while issuing the Acknowledgement ID, the mobile number of the person will be noted. If the records mentioned in certified copy are verified against records available with Govt, a valid Legacy Data Code will be issued and communicated to the applicant via SMS. In case the result of verification is found negative, the same will also be communicated via SMS.

6. Shall I have to pay any fees for a Legacy Data Code?

Not at all. Search and Issue of Legacy Data Code slip containing a valid Legacy Data Code at NSK or online are completely free of cost. Citizens need to register complaint to concerned Deputy Commissioner (DC)/District Registrar of Citizens Registration (DRCR) or Circle Officer/ Circle Registrar of Citizens Registration (CRCR) or at Toll Free Helpline 15107 if they are asked for any fees by any LRCR/NSK official.

7. What is Star ID?

In case if someone’s name is found in the Legacy Data image, but there’s no Legacy Data Code already assigned, then a temporary image ID known as Star ID will be issued. After verification of particulars, a Legacy Data Code shall be issued against the Star ID. At any NSK, while issuing the Star ID, the mobile number of the person will be noted and the person will be informed by the NSK Operator of his Legacy Data Code via SMS.

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