The Inner Line Permit(ILP) has come into effect in the Northeastern(NE) state of Manipur on January 1st, 2020. The state government published a host of guidelines under state gazette which reads that the ILP will cover the entire state.
Manipur is the fourth NE state after Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh to be under the ILP regime. ILP is an official travel document issued by the concerned state government to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period.
It may be mentioned that on December 30th, 2019 the state cabinet, gave its nod to implement ILP in Manipur.
According to the guidelines, there would be four types of ILP: Special category permit, Regular permit, Temporary permit and Labour permit.
To avail the permit different departments have been given the respective authorities. For special category permit: home department, regular permit: all the Deputy Commissioners(DCs) in their respective districts or any other agency authorised by state government, temporary permit: all DCs of the respective districts, Deputy Resident Commissioner or OSD of Manipur Bhawan New Delhi, Kolkata and Gauhati, sub-divisional officers(Jiribam, Songsong, Jessami, Singhat and Morch), OC of Police station at Mao, Jiribam, Moreh, Behiang, Sinjowl, Imphal Airport and any other agency authorised by state government, for labour permit: Deputy Labour Commissioner and any other agency authorised by state government.
Check out the guidelines:
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