TMB Report: Since the beginning of implementation of Inner Line Permit system, altogether 33,995 non-locals have entered the state with ILP passes in the month of January this year.
Notably, the Inner Line Permit system was promulgated in the entire state from January 1 this year after the state government published the ILP guidelines in the state Gazette.
According to an official source, the concerned authorities of the state issued 2221 permits in Imphal East, 7452 in Jiribam, 15, 639 in Imphal West, 405 in Thoubal, 328 in Kakching, 5808 in Senapati, 211 in Kangpokpi, 342 in Chandel, 128 in Tengnoupal, 121 in Tamenglong, 176 in Noney, 42 in Churachandpur, 29 in Pherzawl, 632 in Ukhrul, 27 in Kamjong, and 389 in Bishnupur.
Of the total 33,995 ILP permits issued to the non-locals, 14, 848 were regular permits while 18,794 were temporary permits. Ten non-locals who had in the past collected temporary ILP renewed their ILP permits in Imphal east, while 334 such permits were demanded in Jiribam, 4 in Tengnoupal, one in Churachandpur, four in Ukhrul, informed a source based on official data available.
The data showed that Imphal west district topped the list of number of ILP permits issued to the non-locals, followed by Jiribam and Senapati districts.
The amount of fee for temporary ILP (for 15 days period) is Rs 100 per head while it is Rs. 500 for regular permit (6 months) and Rs.5000 for special ILP permit respectively. ILP appears to be a boon for the state as the state has been able to fetch around Rs one Crore already from issuance of ILP to the non-locals in January month this year, said the source.
Chief Minister N Biren in his Facebook account said, “The state government has issued approximately 34,000 permits in one month alone. We earned an approximate revenue of Rs one 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. With greater power comes greater responsibility. So it is our responsibility to ensure that people who are coming to our state should feel welcomed. Under no circumstances, my government will allow vigilante groups persecuting the people who are visiting our state,” he stated.