Conrad Launches MRSSA Online Portal; register and create a digitized database of all landlords and tenants residing in Meghalaya

Shillong, September 8: The Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) online portal was launched by Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Thursday. The web-based system is first deployed in seven locations in Shillong including: Nongrim Hills, Lapalang, Nongmynsong, Nongrah, Pohkseh, Raid Laban and Wahdienglieng.

Speaking at the launch, the Chief Minister said the implementation of the digitized system will not only ensure the safety and security of residents, but it will also act as a robust intelligence gathering system for authorities can monitor and act, based on the information collected from the online database.

He further said that digitizing and preparing the online database for the MRSSA could also be beneficial for tracking and better implementation of other government services and programs.

He said the digitization process will connect more than 6,000 villages in the state to the online system. The digitized database can then be used for better service delivery in critical areas such as healthcare. He said digitization will help in effective monitoring of government plans and programs.

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“This type of exercise is something that is going to help us not only in terms of safety and security, but also it will help us digitize things and even monitor the various services, programs and programs implemented by the government, and we can do it in a much better way. We want to expand this digitization not only for MRSSA but also for efficient implementation of other government services,” he said.

The Chief Minister said the initial rollout of the online system will cover affected cities and towns as a priority before gradually expanding across the state.

The Chief Minister also complemented the efforts of chiefs from different localities to work with the administration and urged them to partner with the government for successful implementation of the program.

In his remarks, Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui emphasized that the safety of the people is of paramount importance and acknowledged the various proactive measures taken by the Dorbar Shnongs for the safety of the residents in their respective localities.

The MRSSA web portal launch program was also attended by Mawsynram MLA HM Shangpliang, Chief Secretary DP Wahlang, DGP LR Bishnoi, DC East Khasi Hills I. Laloo, SIO NIC Timothy Dkhar, senior officials and chiefs of various localities.

MRSSA and online landlord and tenant registration

The government of Meghalaya has introduced the Meghalaya Resident Safety & Security Act, 2016 (MRSSA) with the aim of ensuring and improving the safety of the citizens of the state by carrying out careful and thorough screening of tenants residing in the State. The implementation of the law will prevent anti-social elements from finding refuge in the state and create a control mechanism to check illegal infiltration or illegal migrants who may come and reside in the localities.

In order to implement the law, the government. in collaboration with NIC Meghalaya has taken the initiative to design and develop an online application that will allow the citizen (Owners/Tenants) to register with prior verification from the local authorities.

Accordingly, the web application has been designed and developed to enable landlords, tenants, local authorities in localities and sub-localities to register and enter details of residents’ rental accommodation (i.e. landlords /tenants) as provided in Form B of the Act.

The web application URL is http://megrssa.nic.in and it can be accessed from PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. A mobile application has also been designed and developed to allow owners and tenants to register from their smartphone.

Main features of the online system:
• EPIC is used to identify the owner.
• Renters can be identified by EPIC, driver’s license, PAN, AADHAAR, student card, passport number, etc.
• The web application is made responsive i.e. it is easily accessible from PCs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones etc.
• Arrangements are made to upload the required documents under the Act.
• A well-defined workflow is provided so that data flows from one level to another electronically with a provision to track status at each level.

With the implementation of the web application, the state government will have the digitized database of master data of all landlords/tenants residing in Meghalaya.

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