Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio launched a portal to provide Inner Line Permit (ILP) to domestic tourists online.
Principal Secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha informed any tourist who desires an online ILP may visit www.ilp.nagaland.gov.in where he/she will be requested to get 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.
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 ID 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.
Sinha added that the applicant after filling 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 ILP Portal and make online payment which is Rs 50/- for 15 days duration, and Rs 100/- for 30 days duration,” Sinha said.
He further 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 ILP document when accompanied by a valid Government recognized Photo ID in original.
The Online ILP is going to significantly ease the process of getting an LP by any tourist from any part of the country who desires to visit Nagaland, particularly for the upcoming Hornbill Festival. The ILP is required by non-Nagas to visit Nagaland.
He further informed that the present Online ILP module is only for domestic tourists, “if it is done in working days the whole process will just take 5 to 10 minutes,” Sinha said.
Photo: DIPR, Nagaland