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Date-05 Dec 2019,Misc concepts in Daily Current Affairs-INNER LINE PERMIT



GS Paper-2

Subject– Polity & Governance

Topic-Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States

What is an ILP?

Simply put, an Inner Line Permit is a document that allows an Indian citizen to visit or stay in a state that is protected under the ILP system.

The ILP is obligatory for all those who reside outside the protected states.

  • Currently, the Inner Line Permit is operational in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland.
  • It can be issued for travel purposes solely.
  • An ILP is issued by the state government concerned.
Origin of ILP:

ILP’s origin dates back to the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations, 1873-It prohibited “British subjects” or Indians from entering into these protected areas.

After Independence, in 1950, the word “British subjects” was replaced by Citizens of India and the focus of the ban on free movement was explained as a bid to protect tribal cultures in northeastern India.