Kohima, November 8: In an effort to give a hassle free entry to domestic tourists into Nagaland, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today launched Online Inner Line Permit (ILP) portal.
Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton was also present during the launching ceremony held in the office of the Chief Minister at Civil Secretariat, Kohima.
The portal is www.ilp.nagaland.gov.in.
Briefing on the online portal, Principal Secretary and Commissioner Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha said the module for Online ILP for domestic tourist has been designed and developed for the Home Department, Government of Nagaland by the Department of Information Technology & Communication, Nagaland as part of promoting e-Governance in the State as well as for improving the implementation of the ILP regime.
Any domestic tourist who desires an Online ILP may visit where he/she will be requested to get himself/herself registered by providing his/her phone number and a One Time Password (OTP) will be generated and sent to the phone number provided and this will be used for registration, he said. Thereafter, the applicant will be provided a page wherein he/she will be required to fill up all his/her particulars and upload a passport size photo along with a valid Government recognised Photo Identity Card such as AADHAR, PAN card, EPIC card, Driving license, Passport or Government ID. For a child who is 10 (ten) years and below, instead of any of the aforesaid documents, his/her school photo ID is sufficient for uploading, he said.
Sinha said that the applicant after filing up all the requisite details, will then press the submit button. Thereafter the submitted details will be automatically transmitted electronically to the Commissioner Nagaland, who has been authorised to examine, and on finding that everything is in order will electronically grant approval for issue of ILP.
Once it is approved, the applicant will get an SMS in his/her registered phone and an email will also be sent conveying that his/her ILP application has been approved and he/she may proceed for online payment. The applicant will then go the lLP Portal and make online payment which is Rs. 50 for 15 days duration, and Rs. 100 for 30 days duration, he said.
Sinha informed that after the payment is made, the applicant will be issued an ILP card electronically and intimation will be sent to him/her via both SMS and email by clearly mentioning the ILP number.
Thereafter the applicant may simply download the ILP card in his/her email or visit the online ILP portal and then enter the received ILP number to download the ILP card. The tourist may either take a print out of the ILP Card or a digital copy of the same on his/her mobile phone and the same will be considered as a valid lLP document when accompanied by a valid Government recognized Photo ID in original, he said.
Sinha maintained that the Online ILP is going to significantly ease the process of getting an ILP by any tourist from any pan of the country who desires to visit Nagaland, particularly for the upcoming Hornbill festival.
It is also going to be another important step in the State Government’s march towards e-Governance, he said.
It will also improve the overall quality of monitoring of the implementation of the ILP regime as all the concerned enforcement agencies of the Government will have access to real time information of the applicants, the number of approvals obtained, the duration of visits and the places of visit, he said.
It is planned by the Home Department, Government of Nagaland in the days ahead to further scale up and reinforce the online ILP module launched today by including all other categories of ILP applicants and by providing several other online verification features, Sinha added. (Page News Service)