DM DIRECTS TO OBTAIN VISITORS IDENTITY
Panaji, April 9, 2021
Chaitra 19, 1943
District Magistrate, South Goa has ordered that owners/management of all hotels, lodging & boarding, private guest houses, paying guest accommodation, temporarily residential accommodation including that of religious bodies, to prohibit any visitors/guest to check – in without providing any photo identity proof such as elections card, driving license, smart card, employment card, Adhar card or any other identity proof duly issued by government. A self attested copy of the same may be retained for records.
District Magistrate further ordered that no landlords/tenants/owner/person of any house/property which falls under the territorial jurisdiction of South Goa District, Goa shall let/sublet/rent out any accommodation to any person unless and until he/she has furnished the particulars of the tenants to the police in-charge of the concerned area.
In-charges of such accommodation shall provide such facilities for inspection of the record to the police authorities or any other authority authorised by the district collector if so desired by them.
This order shall remain in operation for a period of 60 days unless withdrawn earlier. Violation of this order is punishable u/s 188 IPC, as informed by the Department of Information and Publicity.