March 20, 2023 Phalguna 29, 1944

District Magistrate, South Goa District, Margao, Goa have directed that all the owners of the houses, buildings, flats and other residential accommodation and the owners/management of all hotels, lodging and boarding, shacks, private guest houses, paying guest accommodation of religious bodies, temporarily residential accommodation etc in the whole of South Goa District to verify the bonafides of the persons through their proof of identity such as Election Card, Driving License, Aadhar Card, Passport, etc and make necessary arrangements for entry of details of Customers/visitors in the PATHIK (Program for Analysis of Traveler and Hotel Informatics) software prepared by Police.

No landlords/tenants/owner/person of any house/property which falls under the territorial jurisdiction of South Goa District, 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-Charge of such accommodation shall provide such facilities for inspection of the maintenance of record in the PATHIK software by the Police authorities authorized by the undersigned, if so desired by them.

The DM has further directed that all the heads of nationalized Banks of south Goa District should deploy security guards for security of their ATM’s round the clock and also to install CCTV cameras.

This order has come into force from March 6, 2023 and will remain in operation for a period of 60 days (both days inclusive) unless withdrawn earlier. Violation of this Order is Punishable under section 188 IPC.


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