The Nagaland government has said that the guidelines
for implementing the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland would be
framed in consultation with civil society groups and traditional tribal bodies.
The RIIN is aimed at preparing a master list of
all indigenous peoples. It is being prepared to stop the issuance of fake
indigenous inhabitant certificates.
December 1, 1963, the date on which Nagaland
attained statehood is the base year for determining an indigenous inhabitant of
The exercise will be conducted through an
extensive survey of residents in every village and ward in the state and will
be based on existing official records. The list will be prepared under the
supervision of each district administration.
The exercise to prepare RIIN will begin on July
10 and will be completed within 60 days.