Implementation of the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) has got delayed due to COVID-19.
This was informed by Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio recently in the State Assembly.
Rio said that necessary discussions with the civil society organisations for implementation of RIIN got delayed because of the pandemic.
After discussions with civil society organisations, a report would be tabled in the Assembly for discussion, the Nagaland chief minister informed.
RIIN aims at preventing ‘outsiders’ from obtaining fake indigenous certificates for seeking jobs and benefits of government schemes.
Meanwhile, the Joint Committee for Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) has accused the Nagaland government of ‘deliberately missing’ the ‘right time’ to table the Banuo Commission’s report on RIIN in the Assembly.
The JCPI has demanded “documentation and authentication of any indigenous Inhabitants certificate issued henceforth”.
“If the creation of RIIN is to prevent issuance of fake indigenous inhabitant certificates, safety measures should be taken as thousands of such certificates will be issued after the recent results of the post matriculation and secondary boards,” it stated.