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System prepared for registration of visitors: CM

HP NEWS SERVICE
Shillong, Nov 13: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today informed that a technology partner is preparing a system through which registration of visitors coming into the state will be made.
“The development of the technology is not going to take a long time. We hope to get the results at the earliest,” the Chief Minister said.
According to him, the registration can be done online and the government will also keep the option of pre-registry.
Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the swearing in ceremony of Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Rafiq, Conrad said once the Governor gave his assent the government will begin registering people coming into the state.
The state government on Wednesday has sent the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 to Governor Tathagata Roy for his assent.
Though the amendment has led to major concerns among tourists planning to visit Meghalaya, state deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said the ordinance is not to restrict people from entering the state but for the safety and security of all those who visit the state.
Noting that the amendment was not like the Inner Line Permit (ILP), Tynsong said the Ordinance is aimed at making registration mandatory for non-residents entering Meghalaya.
However, permanent residents of Meghalaya both tribal and non-tribal, as well as central government employees and paramilitary forces are exempted from the registration process.
“But a person who is not a resident of Meghalaya and intends to stay more than 24 hours in the state will have to furnish information to the government. This is done for the interest and safety and security of all those who visit the state,” he said.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the rules will be circulated to hotels, guest houses and home stays to ensure that people visiting the state are registered with the government.