Nagaland Chief Minister launches expanded online Inner Line Permit module
Dimapur, Dec. 16 (EMN): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday launched the expanded online portal module for issuing Inner Line Permit (ILP) at the Chief Minister’s Residential Complex in Kohima.
Rio stated that the module for online issue of ILP for tourists was made operational in November 2019, and the new module would cover other categories such as business people, traders, labourers, priests, students and expand online services.
He added that it is part of the government’s effort to make public services available in a ‘more efficient and user-friendly manner’, an update from DIPR informed.
Rio said that ILP is a tool to protect the indigenous people of Nagaland and is enforced under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873. Similar provisions are also available in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Manipur, he added.
The chief minister stated that online ILP would enable authorities to capture all data of visitors to the State, analyse it and help in planning better facilities.
He encouraged more government services to be made available online so that the public can avail services through their computers, mobile devices or through computer service centres.
He also stated that websites should not be only tools for providing information but provide services online within a short time limit, according to the update.
Principal Secretary Abhijit Sinha, meanwhile, stated that the new module would allow all categories of visitors to apply for permits online, and payment for the applications could also be made online.
Sinha informed that offline mode would continue for some time and the government would take a final call on it later.
Advisor for Science and Technology, IT&C and NRE, Mmhonlumo Kikon further informed that till date, a total of 17,786 online ILP applications had been received.
He said that the new module was easy to use and it could be accessed by everyone.
The advisor added that with the new module in place, the State would be able to check the outflow and inflow of visitors to the State.
The ILP portal can be accessed at www.ilp.nagaland.gov.in.