Mnp earned Rs 1 cr by issuing ILPs in Jan

Mnp earned Rs 1 cr by issuing ILPs in Jan
Manipur police in Jiribam district verifying ILP issued to non-local labourers in the district on Sunday. (NP)
Correspondent IMPHAL, Feb 2 | Publish Date: 2/2/2020 12:26:18 PM IST

Manipur government earned an approximate revenue of Rs one crore by issuing 33,995 inner line permits (ILPs) during the first month of its implementation in the state.

State chief minister N Biren Singh termed it as a historic achievement while asserting that with the implementation of the system, government can assure protection of land and resources for the indigenous peoples, in a post in his official Facebook account on Sunday. The state government has issued approximately 34,000 permits in one month alone. 

“We earned an approximate revenue of Rs 1 crore in January. This is a historic achievement and through a fair and just use of ILP system, we can assure protection of land and resources for the indigenous peoples,” he posted.

Singh said, “With greater power comes greater responsibility. So it is our responsibility to ensure that people coming to our state should feel welcomed.” 

“Under no circumstances my government will allow vigilante groups acting against those who are visiting our state,” he added. ILP system came into effect in Manipur from January 1, 2020, making it the fourth north-eastern state after Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh to come under the ILP regime.

Manipur government notified the enactment of the ILP system in its gazette on December 31, 2019.

Four types of permits – special category permit, regular permit, temporary permit and labour permit were being issued since January 1this year.

As per an official report, only regular and temporary permits were issued. The total number of permits (33,995) so far issued include 18,794 temporary and 14,848 regular. Only 353 permits were renewed so far.

The regular permit was being issued by all deputy commissioners in their respective districts or any other agency authorized by the state government. 

A fee of Rs 500 in the first instance and Rs 1,000 for every renewal has to be paid for anyone seeking regular permit.

Temporary permit is being issued for 15 days to tourists, business representatives, or those who visit for a short period subject to production of valid identity card.  A fee of Rs 100 is levied in the first instance of temporary permit and Rs 200 for renewal.

District-wise analysis of the permit issued indicated that Imphal West district issued a total 15,639 – 9,985 regular and 5,645 temporary. Imphal airport located in Imphal West district alone issued 5,600 temporary permits during the month in the report.

Jiribam district bordering Assam recorded the second highest number of permit with 7,452 which was follow by Senapati district with 5,808 permits.

In Jiribam district, Jiribam police station manning the border gate issued the permit while Mao police station manning the border gate with Nagaland issued the permit in Senapati district.

Imphal East, one of the twin capital districts issued only 2,221 permits. The lowest number of 27 permits was issued in the hill district of Kamjong district. Pherzawl, another hill district issued only 29 permits during the month.


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