The Mizoram has unanimously passed the Mizoram
Maintenance of Household Registers Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to detect
foreigners illegally residing in Mizoram. It aims to provide a credible
individual identification system and prevent appropriation of benefits of
developmental schemes by those who were not entitled.
The bill proposes to maintain household
registers for every family in the state of Mizoram. The household register will
be maintained by designated officials as well as village councils, municipal
bodies and town committees.
The registers will be updated every three months.
It will have two categories- a) citizen residents and b) non-citizen residents
of the village. The bill defines “citizens” as a person registered as
such, or having requisite qualification as prescribed under the Citizenship
Act, 1955. Citizenship Act, 1955 deals with acquisition and loss of citizenship
The state of Mizoram shares international
borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh. It shares domestic borders with Manipur,
Assam and Tripura