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Ministry of Home Affairs
First set of citizenship certificates after
notification of Citizenship (Amendment) Rules,
2024 issued
Union Home Secretary handed over citizenship certificates to
some applicants in New Delhi today
Posted On: 15 MAY 2024 5:19PM by PIB Delhi
The first set of citizenship certificates after notification of Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024
were issued today. Union Home Secretary Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla handed over citizenship
certificates to some applicants in New Delhi today. Home Secretary congratulated the applicants and
highlighted salient features of the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024. Secretary Posts, Director
(IB), Registrar General of India and senior officers were also present during the interactive session.
The Government of India had notified Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024 on 11th March 2024.
The Rules envisage manner of application form, procedure for processing applications by District
Level Committee (DLC) and scrutiny and grant of citizenship by State Level Empowered Committee
(EC). In pursuance of these rules, applications have been received from persons belonging to Hindu,
Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan
who have entered into India up to 31.12.2014 on account of persecution on grounds of religion or fear
of such persecution.
5/15/24, 5:58 PM Press Information Bureau
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=2020671 1/3
The District Level Committees (DLCs) chaired by Senior Superintendents of Post/Superintendents of
Post as designated officers, on successful verification of documents, have administered oath of
allegiance to the applicants. After processing as per rules, DLCs have forwarded the applications to
State Level Empowered Committee headed by Director (Census operation). Processing of
application is completely done through the online portal.
The Empowered Committee, Delhi headed by Director (Census Operation), Delhi, after due scrutiny,
have decided to grant citizenship to 14 applicants. Accordingly, Director (Census operation) granted
certificates to these applicants.
*****
5/15/24, 5:58 PM Press Information Bureau
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=2020671 2/3
RK/VV/ASH/PS
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Read this release in: Hindi
5/15/24, 5:58 PM Press Information Bureau
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  • 3. RK/VV/ASH/PS (Release ID: 2020671) Visitor Counter : 392 Read this release in: Hindi 5/15/24, 5:58 PM Press Information Bureau https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=2020671 3/3