In a move that would make a hassle free entry possible for domestic visitors to Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has launched the e-Inner Line Permit (eILP).
The Inner Line Permit is an official travel document issued by the central government to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected/restricted area for a limited period.Visitors can now apply and obtain the mandatory inner line permit online from Arunachalilp.com.
Special Secretary Information Technology, Prince Dhawan said that visitors will receive the ILP with unique identity number and codes in soft copy in their emails after fulfilling all criteria online.This can be displayed on their mobile handsets or tablets at the entry gates. ILPs can also be obtained at entry gates and other designated places (like Guwahati airport) physically on payment of fees.
The permit system, which is still in force in Nagaland as well as Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, derives from the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations, 1873. It is obligatory for the Indian citizens, not residents of those states, to obtain the permit for entering the restricted areas.