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Special camp for issue of ILP held in Imphal

Visitors queuing up to submit applications for ILP, in Imphal on Saturday. – Photo: Correspondent
 IMPHAL, Jan 5 - A special camp for issue of inner line permits (ILP) to people visiting Manipur got under way under the supervision of Imphal West DC N Praveen here on Saturday.

“We are organising this camp after the State Government issued the ILP guidelines,” said Praveen. “We are planning to conduct the camp on January 10 and 11 again,” he added.

Altogether 374 permits, including 371 regular and three temporary, were issued on the first day of the special camp, he added. Many visitors to the State, mostly people engaged in private companies, turned up at the venue to submit their application forms along with relevant documents.

A worker at a car dealer’s shop here said that he wanted a one-year permit instead of the pass for six months. “It will be better if permits are issued for a year as we are supposed to renew them after every six months,” a visitor from Jalpaiguri in West Bengal said.

It may be mentioned here that the State authorities concerned have started issuing ILP permits to visitors entering the State from January 1, with enforcement of the ILP system in Manipur following publication of the ILP guidelines, 2019, in the State gazette.

According to the guidelines, there will be four types of ILPs namely, special category permits, regular permits, temporary permits and labour permits. The special category permits will be issued by the Home Department for three years subject to renewal. Regular permits will be issued by Deputy Commissioners of respective districts for a period of six months. Temporary permits will be issued by DCs, Deputy Resident Commissioners of the Manipur Bhavans in New Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati, and subdivisional officers of the divisions concerned for a period of 15 days subject to renewal.

ILP counters have already been opened at all entry points to the State including the Bir Tikendrajit International Aiport, Mao Gate along the Manipur-Nagaland border, Jiribam on the Manipur-Assam border, and the Integrated Check Post at Moreh, the border town of Manipur along the India-Myanmar international border.

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