Nagaland Chief Minister launches online ILP module
In an effort to make public services more efficient and user-friendly, Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio launched the online inner line permit (ILP) module portal www.ilp.nagaland.gov.in at the chief minister’s residential complex in Kohima on December 16.
Launching the portal, Rio said that while the module for the 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 and students and expand online services.
He said the ILP is a tool to protect the indigenous people of Nagaland and enforced under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873. It was also agreed as part of the 16-Point agreement that led to the formation of the state, he said.
Rio said similar provisions are also available in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Manipur. 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 online ILP would enable authorities to capture all data of visitors to the state, analyse it, and help in better planning for various facilities.
He advocated for more online government services so that the public can avail services through their computers, mobile devices or through computer service centres.
Briefing on the online ILP module, principal secretary (home) Abhijit Sinha, said with the new module, all categories of visitors can now apply online for permits at the comfort of their homes. He added that payment for applications can be made online for all categories.
Speaking about the offline mode, he said it will continue to be operational for some time till a final call on it is taken later.
Meanwhile, adviser to IT and communication Mmhonlumo Kikon, informed that till date 17,786 online ILP applications have been received. He said the new module is easy to use and can be accessed by everyone.
Kikon said with the new module in place, the government will be able to check the outflow and inflow of visitors to the state.
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