The State government is undertaking training of staff who will man the Umling entry-exit checkpoint and facilitation centre, which is expected to be operational by the end of this year.
Speaking to reporters here today, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the Umling checkpoint, which will operate under the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act to check illegal infiltration, is on the verge of completion, in keeping with the government’s deadline that it be finished by the first week of December.
“We are very hopeful that the infrastructure will be set up as was committed in the house and we should be able to get the manpower training and be able to operationalise the entry point within a very short period of time, maybe within the first week of December itself,” Sangma said.
He also informed that he will meet Governor Satya Pal Malik in the next few days to discuss the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Amendment Bill, which had been returned to the government by the Governor.
“We are working on it and some concerns have been raised by the Governor. What is important to note is that the actual implementation of the entry-exit point, which is really the crux of the entire matter, is already being done,” Sangma said.