Imphal: Inner Line Permits (ILPs) were issued earlier manually at Mao Gate, Airport and Jiribam and then later issued through online portal, ILPs can now be issued by deputy commissioners and labour commissioners too through online.
Chief minister N. Biren Singh said this as he launched the Inner Line Permit (ILP) Portal for deputy commissioners and labour ommissioners at the chief minister’s secretariat on Friday.
The portal had been launched with new development added to the earlier ILP system, in consultation with the department of Information Technology, ILP Cell and Home department. The portal has been upgraded considering the importance of saving the indigenous population of the state and also for the convenience of visitors from outside the state for applying ILP, Biren said.
People from outside the state can apply online for ILP through its web portal www.manipurilponline.mn.gov.in. Temporary Permits are given for 30 days, Regular Permits for three months and that of Labour Permits for 1 year. The permit could be downloaded from the portal. As most people who come from outside the state are labourers, deputy commissioner has also been authorized to issue Labour Permits. He continued that application for applying ILP could also be downloaded from Google Play Store, he added.
A bar code has been put in the permit, through which the identity of the possessor can be identified by scanning. Through this system, duplicity and fraud on ILP could be checked, he added. He continued that a system of face identification would also be implemented soon.
Mentioning the arrest of people staying in the state with fake IDs, he stressed the need to know the intention of those people for their stay in the state with fake IDs. Raising concern on the seriousness of the issue, he spoke on the need to tackle the issue jointly, he said.
Manipur government has been working at the best level to check those people illegally staying in Manipur, Biren said and sought support from the people. He appealed to the public to inform the concerned authority if they found any suspicious non-local in their areas.
Informing that the state police would start visiting house to house to check those staying as tenants with fake documents, he urged those who rent out their space, to inform if such outsiders are staying at their houses. He warned that “those landlords who are intentionally providing space to those with fake documents would also be taken as criminals and action would be initiated to both the landlords and tenants”.
He appealed the outsiders who are willing to visit the state to take advantage of the portal to apply for ILP.
The launching programme was also attended by ADGP Ashutosh Kumar Sinha, Commissioner T. Ranjit, DIGP Ningshen Worngam, deputy commissioners, superintendents of police and other government officials among others.