State Govt to prepare master list of all indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland

DIMAPUR, JUNE 29 (MExN): In a significant move, the Nagaland Government has decided to set up the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants Certificates of Nagaland (RIIN), with an objective to prevent issuance of fake indigenous inhabitant certificates. 

According to a notification issued by Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy on Saturday, the RIIN will be the master list of all indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland and will be prepared with an extensive survey- with the help of village wise and ward wise list of indigenous inhabitants based on official records. 

The list will be prepared in a period of 60 days with effect from July 10, 2019 by designating teams for each village and ward. The team will include SDO © /EAC as chairman, BDO/UDO as member, Headmaster of Government High School-to be nominated by DEO as member, 2 GBs nominated by the DC as members and 2 GPS/GMS/GHS teachers-nominated by DEO as members.

The Deputy Commissioner has been directed to ensure that all teams are constituted by name within 7 days of publication of this notification and information about the team is made public through village council chairman, VDB secretary, ward authorities, tribal hohos, church authorities, NGOs and general public.

The designated team will go house to house and make list of indigenous inhabitants actually resident in the household. Each family member will be listed in the village of their original residence and mention will be made if the concerned member is actually residing in town or Kohima or Dimapur or elsewhere. 

The format of making the list will mention permanent residence and present residence separately. Aadhaar numbers, wherever available will also be recorded, the notification stated. The list of indigenous inhabitants will be published in the respective villages and wards and authenticated by village and ward authorities under the supervision of district administration. 

The provisional lists prepared by the teams constituted as will also be published on the website of the district and state government on updating of the RIIN database with due intimation to the village, ward and district authorities. 

This will be done as a feature to be incorporated in the online system of ILPs which will have a component for RIIN also.  The RIIN database will be updated with latest photograph and other details every 5 years. 

The notification also stated that there will be a complete ban on issue of fresh indigenous inhabitant certificate and in case there is anyone who is left out from the RIIN, he/she will need to file an application before Home Commissioner who will get the matter verified and take necessary action. 

The Permanent Committee under Home Department will monitor the whole exercise of creation of RIIN and its implementation of the same. Any DC or any other officer or authority that issues any indigenous inhabitant certificate in violation of these guidelines will attract disciplinary action, the notification stated.