Imphal: The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has stated that the ILP guidelines in Manipur in the present form have many ‘loopholes’. JCLIPS convenor YK Dhiren asserts through his statement that guidelines in its present form will not stop non-locals from coming into the state.
JCILPS convener YK Dhiren told reporters in Imphal on Friday “The ILP guidelines failed to properly define indigenous people and permanent residents of the state,”
He urged the Manipur government to rectify these ‘errors’ and issue a fresh Gazette notification in this regard. The guidelines came published as a Gazette notification on Tuesday. The system was fully implemented the following day, with various counters being opened to issue ILP entry permits.
The permits are issued at the following places- Imphal airport and the border areas of Moreh, Mao, Jiribam, Jessami, Behiang and Singjowl. The outlets also entertain advance applications from the non-locals for entry in the state.
Three days after the Inner Line Permit system came into effect in Manipur, Jiribam town bordering Assam recorded the highest number of 326 permits given to applicants since January 1, closely followed by the airport here with a figure of 318, officials said on Friday.
The total number of permits issued at Mao town, which connects Manipur with Nagaland via NH-2, is 144 in the first two days, while the counter at the Indo-Myanmar border town of Moreh has given altogether eight permits to applicants on January 1 and 2.
The figures of the three other counters set up at Jessami in Ukhrul district which borders Nagaland, Behiang bordering Myanmar, and Singzawl in Churachandpur district are not available.