Nagaland on December 16 started a modern Inner Line Permit (ILP) website with additional features for the benefit of anyone who plans to visit the Northeast state.
Chief minister Neiphiu Rio launched the online ILP module portal at a simple function in Kohima.
The new website, which can be accesses through ilp.nagaland.gov.in, will enable visitors to apply for new ILP, renewal of ILP, pay the requisite fees and get a printable copy of the approved ILP.
Rio said that the module for online issue of ILPs for tourists was made operational in November 2019.
“The new module will cover other categories such as businessmen, traders, labourers, priests, students and expand online services,” he said.
The chief minister added that it is part of the government’s effort for making public services available in a more efficient and user-friendly manner.
“The Inner Line Permit system is a tool to protect the indigenous people of Nagaland and is enforced under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873 and was also agreed as part of the 16-point agreement that led to the formation of the state. Similar provisions are also available in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Manipur,” Rio said.
He added that with strict timelines and monitoring, it should be possible to see that the approval process is not abused and the ILP applicants are also happy.
Rio said that online Inner Line Permit would enable authorities to capture all data of visitors to the state, analyse it and help in planning better for various facilities.
He advocated more government services online so that the public can avail services through their computers, mobile devices or through computer service centres.
Briefing on the online Inner Line Permit module, principal secretary Abhijit Sinha said that with the new module, all categories of visitors can now apply online for permits at the comfort of their homes and added that payment for applications can be made online for all categories.
Sinha informed that offline mode will continue for some time and the government will take a final call on it later.