Press Releases

27 March 2020

Press Release No. 206/20


The Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya in an order issued on 27th March, 2020 has informed that Banks and Treasuries will be open on 30th and 31st March, 2020, in view of the Financial year ending.

Press Release No. 207/20


The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, has informed that Car Pass can be applied online at

Press Release No. 208/20


The Director, Urban Affairs, Meghalaya, Shillong has informed that in a bid to ensure that no section of the society is left out from the attack of coronavirus, the Urban Affairs Department had instructed all Municipal Boards in the State to conduct inspection within the city to detect homeless persons sleeping outdoors in footpaths, verandahs etc and to shelter them in the night shelter which are in place in most of the Districts. It is heartening to see that the Shillong Municipal Board had intensified the identification of the homeless in the city and have rounded up homeless persons and brought them to the Night Shelters at Filling point and Office Complex. So far, 50 persons have been accommodated in the Shelter and the search for others is still going on. Since the two shelters cannot accommodate all, one building on the premises on the premises handed over to Shillong Municipal Board by GAD at Bishop Cotton Road (formerly use by BASIN Development), is being used as a temporary shelter. In view of the lockdown, the homeless persons were given breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Director added. The Director further informed that organizations like the City Gurdwara are providing Lunch whereas dinner will be provided by City Hut Dhaba, and Shillong Municipal Board will continue to provide breakfast. The District Medical & Health Officer has also deputed a team of doctors on 27th March, 2020 for a medical check up on these homeless persons. There are as yet no homeless identified in other Municipal Boards but inspections are going so that no homeless are left without shelter and treatment, if required.

Press Release No. 210/20


To put in place preventive measures and awareness and to identify and take more stringent steps to ensure social distancing and home quarantine so the pandemic of COVID-19 does not spread to East Khasi Hills District and Meghalaya, The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong has under section 144 CrPC has promulgated curfew in East Khasi Hills District with effect from 6:00 A.M. of 28th March, 2020 upto 6:00 A.M. of 31st March, 2020. The prohibitory order will not be applicable to security forces, medical teams on duty, wholesale and retail pharmacies, Police and Armed Forces, Fire and Emergency Services, MeECL and Power Grid, Food and Civil Supply Department, FCI, Public Works Department, Public Health Engineering, Meghalaya Directorate of Dairy Development, Shillong Municipal Board, Shillong Cantonment Board, Telecom, Telegraph, Communications & IT Services, Print and Electronic Media, Banks and Treasuries, essential services including Health Services, LPG Deliveries, online food delivery, online services delivery, courier services. Also, movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities, security forces, medical equipments and goods vehicles are also exempted. However, driver and attendants of the vehicles shall be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocols. Curfew pass can be obtained via online application at The prohibitory order will not affect the arrangement of Fair Price Shops and identified local retailers which shall remain opens as scheduled on 28th March, 2020 from 9: 00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.

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