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Nagaland Govt extends ILP regime to Dimapur
Correspondent
 DIMAPUR, Dec 10 - The Nagaland Government today extended the inner line permit (ILP) regime to the entire Dimapur district with immediate effect. The ILP system now operates in all 11 districts of the State.

In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 2 of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873, and in the interest of the public, the Governor of Nagaland is pleased to extend the ILP to cover the entire district of Dimapur with immediate effect, Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy said in a notification issued following the State Cabinet decisions of February 15, 2019 and December 9, 2019.

Toy said every non-indigenous person entering Dimapur district would henceforth be required to obtain an ILP in the same manner as required for entering other ILP areas of Nagaland and under the same conditions as provided in the government notification of May 3, 2018.

The Chief Secretary said every non-indigenous person who is settled or has entered the area of Dimapur district on or after November 21, 1979 – the day Dimapur was constituted as a tribal belt vide Land Revenue Department Notification No. LR/2-118/76 dated November 21, 1979 – will be required to obtain an ILP in the same mode and manner and under the same conditions as mentioned in the May 3, 2018 notification within 90 days from the date of issue of this notification.

The notification said every non-indigenous person, who has settled or entered the area of Dimapur district prior to November 21, 1979, and has been staying continuously, will be exempted along with his/her direct descendants from the requirement of having an ILP subject to him/her producing evidence of the same in the form of documents like entry of name in the electoral roll, land/property documents, house tax, entry of name in the electoral roll of the town committee, school records, trade licences etc., to the Dimapur Deputy Commissioner.

It said the Dimapur Deputy Commissioner would set up suitable administrative structures and mechanisms for the purposes of streamlining and ensuring the completion of the whole process of issue of ILP and certificates in a time-bound manner.

The Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI), comprising civil society groups of Nagaland, has been spearheading a movement to bring Dimapur district under the purview of the ILP.

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