Govt sets up committee to streamline ILP

Govt sets up committee to streamline ILP
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Dimapur, August 20: The Government of Nagaland has set up a committee headed by Abhishek Singh, Commissioner and Secretary to the Chief Minister, to prepare a comprehensive action plan and mechanisms to streamline ILP and to effectively curb illegal immigrants and to bring out a strong policy to safeguard the rights and security of indigenous inhabitants of the state of Nagaland as a consequence of the ongoing NRC drive in Assam.
The committee has been asked to give an interim report within 15 days, informed the Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI).
The committee was formed on August 18 during a meeting of the JCPI with the Chief Secretary along with his colleagues including the Home Commissioner, Special Secretary Home, and the Director General of Police along with Additional DGP. The JCPI also submitted a representation to the Chief Secretary.
In the meeting, JCPI informed that it strongly urged the formation of ILP monitoring cell and Foreigners Tribunal to deal with the influx. It also requested the committee to visit the RTAs and the municipal councils/town committees in the districts with regard to random issuance of driving licenses and trade licenses to suspected illegal immigrants thereby allowing these people to capture the market and the transport business. The JCPI also felt that as an experimental measure, the issuance of ILP in Dimapur should be handled by the Police Commissionerate Office rather than the office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC).
The JCPI also raised the issue of non-indigenous people serving as GBs, particularly suspected illegal immigrants, in Dimapur area. It expressed confidence that the committee headed by a senior bureaucrat will fully satisfy the demand of the Naga public. (Page News Service)