Online ILP for tourists who wishes to visit Nagaland launched

Kohima, Nov 8 : Nagaland, Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio on Friday launched the online Inner Line Permit (ILP) to ease the process of getting an ILP for tourist visiting this scenic state without any

“Happy to launch online Inner Line Permit (ILP) for tourists to Nagaland. ILP segregates tourists & Govt. official of other states from the other categories to promote tourism and development. Hence, a separate ILP is issued,” Rio tweeted.

Principal Secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha said the present Online ILP module is only for domestic tourists.

“If it is done in working days the whole process will just take 5 to 10 minutes” Sinha said. The online ILP module is in addition to the manual mode, which will still be in operation,” Sinha said.

The ILP derives from the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations, 1873, and entails issuance of official travel documents issued by the central government to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected/restricted area for a limited period.

It is a British-era regulation designed to preserve ethnicity and culture of the northeastern tribals, required all Indian citizens not usually residents of the area to secure a special permit for entering the border states and regions of the northeast.

The permit system, which is still in force in Nagaland as well as Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh,

Sinha said the online module of the ILP will also improve the overall quality of monitoring of the implementation of the ILP regime as all the concerned enforcement agencies or the Government will have access to real time information of the applicants, the number of approvals obtained, the duration of visits, the places of visit.

Moreover, he said that it is also going to be another important step in the State government’s march towards e-Governance.

Sinha said the State government also further plans to scale up and reinforce the online ILP module by including all other categories of ILP applicants and by providing several other online verification features in the days ahead.