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Nagaland Launches ‘Online ILP’ for Tourists Ahead of Hornbill Festival

Kohima, November 8, 2019:

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday launched the online Inner Line Permit (ILP) for tourists, in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton at the office of the Chief Minister, Nagaland Civil Secretariat, Kohima.

According to Abhijit Sinha, the Principal Secretary Home, any tourist who desires an online ILP may visit where he/she will be requested to get registered by providing his/her phone number and a One Time Password (OTP) will be provided for registration.

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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 of Nagaland, who after examining, will electronically grant approval for issuance 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.

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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 lLP 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.

It is also going to be another important step in the State Government’s march towards e-Governance. Furthermore, it will also improve the overall quality of monitoring of the implementation of the ILP regime as all the concerned enforcement agencies or the Government will have access to real time information of the applicants, the number of approvals obtained, the duration of visits, the places of visit etc. according to Sinha.

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. The online ILP module is in addition to the manual mode, which will still be in operation.

The Home Department, Government of Nagaland further plans to scale up and reinforce the online ILP module by including all other categories of ILP applicants and by providing several other online verification features in the days ahead.

The module for Online ILP for Tourist has been designed and developed for the Home Department, Government of Nagaland, by the Department of Information Technology & Communication, Government of Nagaland as part of promoting e-Governance in the State as well as for improving the implementation of the ILP regime.

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