The State government will engage private agencies to man the proposed entry point at Umling in Ri-Bhoi district.
According to sources, the Tourism Department which is tasked with operating the Umling entry point also known as facilitation centre has invited bids from private agencies for running the entry point.
The selected private agency will be responsible for keeping Data Entry Operators (DEOs) to computerise details of all persons entering the State at the Umling entry point.
The total number of DEOs required will be around 32 and they will be deployed in shifts of six hours comprising of eight personnel per shift.
Further, the Tourism Department has also invited bids from private agencies for House Keeping Staff and Multi-Tasking Assistants (MTA) for the Umling entry point. The total staff required for housekeeping is six personnel who will be deployed in shifts of six hours comprising of two personnel per shift.
Private agencies will also be engaged for security services for the entry point. The manpower required will be 16 security personnel who will be deployed in shifts of six hours comprising of four personnel per shift.
The construction of this entry point on the new land is expected to be completed in the coming days and will be operational by December.
The pre-fabricated facility is being set up on government land belonging to the Transport Department. The government has already sanctioned Rs.3 crore for the prefab structure.
Besides registering all people entering the State, the entry-point at Umling will also have check gate for registration and screening of Covid-19.
Various pressure groups have demanded for speedy construction of the entry point at Umling.
The entry-exit points are mandated under the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act, which seeks to address influx related issues.