More than two months after its suspension due to the spread of novel coronavirus, the Mizoram government on Saturday resumed the issuance of temporary Inner Line Permit (ILP) for outsiders, intending to travel to the State.
A notification issued by the state Home department said temporary ILP could be issued to persons to whom inter-state movement permission for entry into Mizoram has been accorded by the Home department.
The temporary ILP could be issued by resident commissioner of Mizoram House in New Delhi, joint resident commissioner of Mizoram House in Kolkata, deputy resident commissioner of Mizoram Houses in Guwahati, Mumbai, Shillong or Silchar, the order said.
It said temporary ILP could also be issued by sub-divisional officer (Civil) at Vairengte, sub-deputy commissioner at Bairabi, both on the Mizoram-Assam border, deputy superintendent of police (Security) at Lengpui Airport, and officer-in-charge of Kanhmun police station in Mamit district on the Mizoram-Tripura border.
Online application will continue to remain suspended.
“Deputy Commissioners of the districts concerned may either extend the validity of the temporary ILP or issue regular ILP/temporary stay permit only in respect of the aforementioned category of persons depending on the duration of stay necessary,” the order said.
It added that the stop-gap arrangement will be followed with immediate effect and until further orders.
Earlier on March 21, the State Government had temporarily suspended temporary ILP but only issued only in exceptional cases.
ILP is an official travel document issued to Indian citizens for entry into protected areas.
Normally, temporary ILP is issued for 15 days.