CAG Submits Report: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has flagged the risk of data tampering in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam, due to improper software development related to data capture and correction during the updation process of the citizenship document.
CAG Submits Report
A highly secure and reliable software was required to be developed for the NRC updation exercise, but during the audit, lack of proper planning in this regard came to the fore.
It is mentioned the CAG submitted a report for the year ended in 2020, on the last day of the winter session of the Assam Assembly on Saturday, which pointed out that 215 software utilities were added in a haphazard manner to the core software.
“Haphazard development of software and utilities for NRC data capture and correction posed the risk of data tampering, without leaving any audit trail. The audit trail could have ensured accountability for the veracity of NRC data,” the CAG report stated.