SHILLONG, Dec 8 - Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance Government today tabled a slew of Bills and Reports on the opening day of the Winter session of Assembly, which incidentally is the last session of the current House.
Apart from the Bills and Reports, the much-delayed rules of Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act, 2016 was tabled by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. The Act was one of the many promises Sangma made to NGOs to check influx.
As per the Act, any landlord who desires to rent out his house must submit an application to the local authority, which in this case are traditional bodies like Dorbar, Nokma, Sirdar and others. The local authority would have the power to decide on the application and give it approval or reject it within a period of fifteen days.
There are a number of measures under the rules that have been proposed to discourage influx and anyone from outside the State taking houses on rent would have to prove their credentials with proper documents.
Some of the documents to prove identity are Passport, Electoral Photo Identity Card, Driving License, Ration Card, Certificate from Educational Institutions or �any valid document.� These documents would have to be submitted to the landlord, who in turn has to submit it to the local authority.
Shifting rented houses from one locality to another would now also require Residential Certificates. These certificates would be issued by the Local Authorities. A database of the tenants would be created and maintained at the local police stations.
Meanwhile, in the identified entry and exit points of the State, Facilitation Centres (FCs) or check points are being built. Anyone, except permanent residents of the State and Government employees, entering into the State for a visit or other works would have to prove their credentials.
In the FCs the valid documents of identification are again the Passport, Electoral Photo Identity Card, Driving License, Ration Card, ID of Central, State Government offices, Educational Institutions, PAN, Professional Registration Card, etc.
The FCs would be manned by a Gazetted Officer and a police official not below the rank of a sub-inspector and the overall function of the FCs would be monitored by the District Task Force.