House owners debarred from evicting tenants

Staff Reporter
Shillong, June 8: The District Administration of East Khasi Hills has directed all landlords not to forcefully evict any tenant during the prevailing situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a notification issued here today, Deputy Commissioner Isawanda Laloo said it has come to the notice of this office that there are instances of landlords threatening to evict tenants on account of inability to pay rent.
“Hence, it is deemed fit to instruct that no landlord will forcefully evict any tenant who is unable to pay the required rent immediately, but will give proper concession and time for payment, so as not to cause difficulties to people during such a time,” she said.
Laloo said employers of household help and domestic workers, who are not able to come to work on account of the lockdown are urged to continue to support their workers and not demand that they expose themselves unnecessarily or deprive them of their wages.
Meanwhile, the notification also stated that Household help and domestic workers should get themselves vaccinated while those without IDs can approach the Incident Commanders or Medical Officer through the local headman for government instructions in this regard.