PANAJI:The State government has failed to maintain details pertaining to migrants, changing their names and surnames.
“The information of migrants are not maintained. As such details of migrants with respect to their addresses are not maintained by the Registration Department,” said Law Minister Nilesh Cabral
He further said that Goa change of Name and Surname Act, 1990 and Rules 1991 laid down the procedure for Change of Name and Surname of any person born in the State of Goa and that the said Act does not recognize the categories such as Goan origin and Migrant.
“No information is available on the motives of these migrants to change their names to the Goan names and the reasons mentioned by them,” he added
Cabral also said that as of date no complaint on cheating has been received by his department in view of Goa Change of Name and Surname Act, 1990 against migrants by local Goan in regard to grabbing over their land and property.