Kohima, February 22: The State Government has decided to set up a Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) as a one time exercise to prevent fraudulent issue of Indigenous Inhabited Certificates.
Making a statement in the Assembly on Inner Line Permit (ILP) today, Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister, Y. Patton said the committee constituted under the chairmanship of Abhishek Singh, Principal Secretary, P&AR has submitted its report and has primarily made the recommendations of setting up of a robust online system for ILP issue – renewal, monitoring, including tracking of entry and exit of ILP holders in the State.
The committee has also recommended pros and cons of extending the provisions of ILP to Dimapur.
Patton said the State Cabinet in its meeting held on February 15 discussed and approved the report submitted by the committee with the directions that extension of ILP to the entire State including Dimapur district; to entrust the committee on ILP to frame the rules and regulations for ILP implementation within one month and Home Department to initiate the process of development of the online system of ILP.
But in the process there is likely to emerge some hurdles, including in Dimapur, where several villages are still under the political map of Assam and neutral central force has been deployed in several strategic locations to main law and order in the disputed areas. Also Dimapur-I assembly constituency is an unreserved seat.
When sought the comments of some lawmakers, they were either hesitant or gave vague comments on the implementation and strengthening of ILP, particularly on people entering the State from neighbouring states. ILP is never asked from people of neighbouring states entering Nagaland. (Page News Service)