SHILLONG, Nov 25 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma held a review with NGOs over the implementation of �Facilitation Centres� along the border areas to check illegal infiltration and influx here on Tuesday.
The State Government has constituted a Committee headed by Additional Director General, SK Jain to identify the 41 entry and exit points in the State.
The Deputy Commissioners were asked to take measures to ensure that the overall process of land acquisition is expedited so that infrastructure required for the facilitation centres along the entry and exit points could be put in place.
As per a status report, process of land acquisitions, obtaining NOCs from respective Autonomous District Councils, have been completed in 14 locations.
Sangma assured the NGOs during the meeting that the State Government is taking all steps to address the issue of illegal infiltration. In this regard, the Finance department was also given a direction to locate funds for building the requisite infrastructure.
The meeting also discussed about the steps being taken by the State Government for the implementation of National Population Register (NPR) Biometric in the State.
Regarding the proposed amendment of the Meghalaya (Benami Transaction Prohibition) Act, 1980 and Meghalaya Regulation of Landlords and Verification of Tenants Bill, 2013, Sangma said the State Government needs more time for placing the Bill in the Assembly.
He added that the Law department is working on the Bill to incorporate necessary changes and it would then be placed in the Assembly.