Panaji: February 7, 2016 … The District Magistrate, North Goa under Section 144 of the code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 has passed an order for strict compliance on the owners of Cyber Cafes and other such Establishments in North Goa District.

The said order prohibits the use of Cyber Café by unknown person and whose identity has not been established by the owner of the Café;  maintaining a register for identity of the visitor/user; making an entry in the handwriting of the visitor/user mentioning name, address, telephone number and identity proof.  The visitor/user shall also sign the register kept for this purpose;  the identity of the visitor/user shall be established through Government Identity card only like Voter Card, Driving license, Passport etc.; activity server log should be preserved in main server and its record should preserved for at least six months; if any activity of the visitor is of suspicious nature, the owner of CyberCafé shall immediately inform the Police Station; records should be maintained about the specific computer used by each visitor/ person.

This order shall come into force with effect from February 6, 2016  and shall be effective for a period of 60 days that is upto April 5, 2016 (both days inclusive) unless withdrawn earlier.

            Any person contravening this order shall be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.


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