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Minfy Helps State of Assam Navigate the NRC Policy

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One of Northern eastern state of India had a mandate to verify the citizenship authenticity to de-board illegal immigrants back to their own countries, The responsible governing board had decided to execute the verification process digitally through the citizen portal with in a stipulated time frame.

Challenge

The NRC includes the names of all citizens who have been residing in Assam before March 25, 1971.
The NRC first list was created in 1951 after Independence. The application process for the NRC started in May 2015 and a total of 6.5 crore documents were received from 68.27lakh families across the state of Assam. The demand for updating in the list gained steam in 1980 during the anti-illegal foreigners' movement in Assam. The move was aimed at protecting the indigenous culture of Assam from illegal Bangladesh immigrants.
The NRC received heavy media coverage and was in the National Headlines of all the major News Publications.
NRC has planned to conduct the verification drive to de-port the illegal immigrants to their respective countries and impact of the reports/data provided to be showcased on this platform, high media visibility, the unpredictable nature of the viewer count, including the high data volume, the challenge put across the team was to come up with a solution covering all aspects of scalability.
With 3.29 crores of applicants expected to do the e-verification , rightsizing for the infrastructure is highly challenging & the capital investments required to build the physical DC & time frame to complete the verification was highly impossible .

Solution

Minfy has proposed a highly scalable solutions leveraging AWS services with low time to market, auto scale as per load and high versatility with optimum performance even under high load.

Benefit

Optimized Serverless solution was provided with help of AWS Lambda, Auto scale & Aurora for scalability , ease in migration of data of crores citizens using AWS Data Migration Services seamlessly .Leveraging the scalable solution provided the entire state population was able to do the e-verification using the portal in the stipulated period of time & this news was covered in entire newspapers & media channels in India.

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