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Rio launches online ILP module

DIMAPUR, DEC 16 (NPN):

State chief minister, Neiphiu Rio on Thursday launched the online Inner Line Permit (ILP) module portal (www.ilp.nagaland.gov.in) at the chief minister’s residential complex, Kohima. In his address, Rio stated that though 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.
Rio said that this was part of the government’s effort to make public services available in a more efficient and user-friendly manner.
The chief minister said that ILP was a tool to protect the indigenous people of Nagaland, 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, adding that similar provisions were also available in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Manipur.
With strict timelines and monitoring in place, Rio said it should be possible to see that the approval process was not abused and the ILP applicants were also happy.
Rio said the module would enable authorities to capture all data of visitors to the state, analyse it and help in planning better for various facilities.
He also advocated for more government services online so that the public could avail services through computers, mobile devices or through Computer Service Centers.
Advisor, IT&C, S&T, N&RE, Mmhonlumo Kikon informed that till date, a total of 17,786 online ILP applications have been received. He said that the new module is easy to use and it can be accessed by everyone. Kikon stated that with new module in place, the State will be able to check the outflow and inflow of visitors to the State.
Briefing on the online ILP module, principal secretary (home), 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 also informed that offline mode will continue for some time and the government will take a final call on it later.
Meanwhile, the vote of thanks was proposed by principal secretary IT&C, K.D. Vizo.

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