Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday announced that the state government will be installing sophisticated face identification cameras for more effective implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system. He said the cameras will be installed in two months.
Biren made the announcement during the launching of ILP Portal for Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Labour Commissioners (LCs) at his secretariat in Imphal West.
Informing that the portal had been launched with a updated version added to the earlier ILP system, Biren said that the bar code has been put in the permit for instant authentication by scanning it.
In this process, the authority can detect any duplication or forge of the ILP card, he said, adding that all these efforts have been made considering the importance of saving the indigenous population of Manipur.
As maximum of the outsiders entering the state are for labour purposes, the DCs and the LCs can now directly issue the permit online, besides giving a better convenience to the visitors of the state in applying for ILP.
He said that visitors to the state can apply online for ILP through its web portal “www.manipurilponline.mn.gov.in” or by downloading an application of ILP from the Google Play Store.
Highlighting many cases of illegal immigrants who were caught using fake and forged ID cards and documents, the chief minister blamed the then Congress government and said, “They are responsible for the demographic and ecological imbalance happening in the state”.
Pointing out that illegal immigrants impersonating as a citizen of the country or state by using forged documents is the big threat to the state, Biren sought the support of all the stakeholders and the public in tackling this real issue of the state, instead of making 'issue' out of nothing.
Appealing to the public to be the eyes and ears of the government in sorting out illegal immigrants, he cautioned that the state forces will soon start house-to-house verification to check illegal immigrants.
The chief minister also cautioned legal consequences against landlords who are found to be renting space to any illegal immigrants or outsiders with fake documents.
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