MHA returns MRSSA (Amendment) Bill, 2020; CM to hold meeting next week

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma next week will hold a meeting to discuss the Ministry of Home Affairs’ views on the amended Meghalaya Residents, Safety and Security (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which was returned by the Central Government recently.


Informing this, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Friday mentioned that the meeting will cover legal aspects and other considerations to determine the way forward.


Speaking to reporters, Tynsong said that the MHA has returned the Meghalaya Residents, Safety and Security (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (MRSSAB).


“Since the MRSSAB was not approved by the Ministry, it has come back to us. Chief Minister has already called a meeting with legal experts and senior officers next week. We will sit down (and decide on how to go forward on this),” he said.




The State government had directed the landlords/tenants from seven localities in Shillong to register in the app as mandated by the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) 2016 in order to check illegal infiltration into the state.




“We don’t say that the implementation of this Act has just happened just a few days back as we have already constituted the district task force headed by the respective deputy commissioners and even SPs are members of this committee,” Tynsong said.



He said, “These task force committees are in place and we have already directed all deputy commissioners to implement these MRSSA accordingly and make sure in their respective jurisdiction that it should be implemented in totality.”




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