18,282 ‘returnee forms’ submitted to come back to Nagaland

18,282 stranded citizens of Nagaland submitted returnee form to come back to Nagaland

Kohima, May 11 (NE): The online returnees declaration form for the stranded citizens outside Nagaland which was opened for 72 hours from May 08, 2020, 12 noon, have received 18,282 form submissions to return to the state through government arranged transportation.

While briefing on COVID-19 status in the state today, Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha, IAS said that ‘as of 12:00 noon May 11, 2020, a total of 18,282 citizens of Nagaland stranded in different parts of the country desiring to come back to Nagaland by government arranged transportation have applied through the returnees’ declaration form in the website,

The returnee form was opened for the stranded citizens outside the state on May 08, 2020 at 12:00 noon for 72 hours.

(Notification shown in the website for stranded citizens outside Nagaland)

The official website for the stranded citizens of Nagaland notifies that “The Returnee declaration form has been closed on 11th May 2020, 12:00 noon. If you have already registered and have still not downloaded your Registration Receipt, please download from the website” – unquote.

An update from MyGov Nagaland today said that, in view of Phased Resumption of Services by the Indian Railways, details for bringing back returnees are being worked out in the Nagaland COVID-19 War room. More information will be available soon, it stated.

The number of application received for e-Pass to come back to the state by self arrangement is not announced.

Nagaland Government will pay for the arrangements it makes for the journeys within the state and from outside for the stranded citizens across the country, said CM Neiphiu Rio on May 07, 2020.