The Manipur government on Friday notified the general public and those concerned that keepers of any hotel within the jurisdiction of Imphal East should submit a duly filled Form ‘C’, which is the arrival report of the foreigner, in the prescribed format.
Office of the deputy commissioner, Imphal East, in a notice, said that the form should be submitted not more than 24 hours after the arrival of a foreigner to the concerned registration officer.
It stated that the same is issued with reference to the Government of Manipur, Secretariat: Home department’s letter dated October 13 and the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs Foreigners Division’s letter dated September 4, according to the terms of para 16(6) of the Foreigners Order, 1948.
Keepers of any hotel including boarding-house, club, dak-bungalow, rest house, hostel, paying guest house, sarai, rented accommodation, hospital or other premises of like nature, furnished or unfurnished, where lodging or sleeping accommodation is provided for reward as well as keepers of premises of religious institutions, charitable trusts, any other trusts, public organisations, or any other organisation or entity of social or religious or of public nature, furnished or unfurnished are required to submit the form, it stated.
The Form ‘C’ will be required to be furnished mandatorily even in cases where lodging or sleeping accommodation is provided to a foreigner for free or for reward or with or without any consideration, it mentioned. In cases of violation and failure in compliance, suitable action will be initiated under extant laws/regulations including the Foreigners Act, 1946, read with the Foreigner Order, 1948, it added.