Mizoram authorities decide to ease ILP norms for 300 Assamese workers.

Assam Mizoram boderSilchar: In a bid to ease tension along its border with Assam, Mizoram authorities have determined to ease the Inner-Line Permit (ILP) norms for at least 300 workers from Assam’s Cachar district to enter the hill state.

The issuance of the ILP, which is obligatory for any non-Mizo to enter Mizoram, has been a glitch for several workers.

Thus, the Mizoram government has worked out a plan in which those workers will be allowed entry into Mizoram whose names are figured in the ‘job registrar’, set to be prepared by the Assam and Mizoram authorities equally.

Cachar deputy commissioner Harendra Kumar Dev Mahanta said that “The ‘job registrar’ will have 300 names of workers from Cachar district. The registrar will be prepared after authenticating the citizenship of the workers by Cachar administration and police.”

After a meeting of officials from Cachar and Karimganj in Assam and Kolasib in Mizoram on Friday, Kolasib District Collector Niharika Rai said the verdict to soften ILP regulations for poor workers from Assam were taken on humanitarian grounds.

Both sides also determined that quarterly meetings would be held between officials of Cachar and Kolasib. As well, police officials from Dhalai in Cachar and Vairengte in Kolasib will hold monthly meetings to make sure that situation remained calm.

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