State mulls introduction of IIRC

State mulls introduction of IIRC
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUN 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/6/2019 11:34:28 AM IST
(3rd from L) Paiwang addressing the review meeting at Mon, Thursday. (NP)

In a major move aimed at curbing the menace of illegal immigrants, the State government is mulling introduction of Indigenous Inhabitants Registration Certificate (IIRC). 

This was stated by Transport, Railways, Civil Aviation & Land Resources minister P Paiwang Konyak during a review meeting held at deputy commissioner’s (DC) conference hall at Mon on Thursday.

For this, Paiwang has asked the Mon district administration to be fully prepared to act against illegal immigrants.

As per the recommendations of the Committee on Inner Line Permit (ILP) report, the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) will be a master list of all Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland.

However, the committee was of the view that it will require an extensive survey, with the help of village and ward wise list of Indigenous Inhabitants based on official records and prepared under the supervision of district administration.

The list of Indigenous Inhabitants will be published in the respective villages and wards which will then be authenticated by village and ward authorities under the supervision of the district administration. A period of 30 days will be given for any claims and objection after the publication of the provisional lists.

The respective DCs will then adjudicate on the claims and objections, based on official records and evidence produced, and the list of indigenous inhabitants will be finalized and each indigenous inhabitants will be issued a unique ID, the report stated.

Based on this, RIIN will be created and copies of the same will be placed in villages, wards, districts and state level.

Every indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland, whose names are included in the RIIN will also be issued bracoded and numbered Indigenous Inhabitants Certificates, the report stated.

Thereafter, no fresh Indigenous Inhabitants Certificates will be issued, except for new born-- children born to Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland, for whom a mechanism will be built to issue Indigenous Inhabitants Certificates along with Birth Certificates and simultaneous updating of the RIIN database.

As per the report, the RIIN database will be updated every five years with latest photographs and details of individuals.

Meanwhile, for those who are left from the RIIN, the person concern can file an application before the Home Commissioner who will then verify and take necessary action for updating in the RIIN, if needed.

On online system of ILP, the committee viewed that the proposed IT based ILP system should address the objectives of Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR) in both letter and in spirit.

While the ILP system should facilitate genuine tourists and legal migrants that come to the state, the committee was of the view that the system should be full proof to ensure that no illegal migrants can enter.

In this regard, the committee has recommended a permanent ILP committee, to be constituted by the Home department under Home Commissioner, to review the guidelines as also the exemption list.

It also recommended a similar committee to be set up in all district headquarters under the respective deputy commissioners to function under the permanent ILP committee.

The committee maintained that a robust online system was needed to ensure issue, monitoring and tracking of ILPs.

Meanwhile, during the meeting Paiwang also discussed about the prevailing situation at Tobu, and insisted on initiating transfer of village guard (VG) administration of Tobu under the administration of Mon DC from Tuensang for administrative convenience.

Deliberating on the Tobu incident, he termed it as unfortunate and appealed to the citizens of Tobu area to cooperate and abide by the instructions given by the district administration and police.

He also took note to initiate establishment of SDPO post at Tobu. 

Further, the minister asked the district administration to impose a ban on plastic bags and declare Mon district as a plastic-free zone. 

He acknowledged the Mon DC for banning use of tobacco in the premises of DC office, keeping in line with Article 47 of the Constitution of India and the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003. 

Appreciating Mon DC and superintendent of police (SP) for successfully conducting the recently-held Lok Sabha Election 2019, he also directed the DC to make necessary arrangements in collaboration with NST department for introduction of city buses at Mon town. 

Congratulating the newly-selected office-bearers of Konyak Union led by Howing Konyak as its president for 2019-2021, he acknowledged the resolution adopted at the general session of the union to continue working in bringing about a ceasefire agreement with NSCN (K).

He also expressed gratitude to former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, Mon DC, SBI regional business office at Mokokchung and Mon SBI lead bank manager Vizoto Angami for their initiatives and efforts in opening SBI branches at Tizit and Tobu. 

After the meeting, the minister, along with the DC, SP and departmental officials, inspected a site for construction of civil helipad at Mon. 

Mon district and police officials, Konyak Union, Konyak Students’ Union, BJP Mon district, NDPP Mon division and KU Tobu unit leaders also attended the meeting.



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