The state government announced one time monetary assistance for registered persons who opt not to return Credit: Twitter

Kohima: Nagaland government will now pay Rs 10,000 to those citizens presently staying outside “who opt to stay back where they are currently”, the state government notified that one-time monetary assistance will be given to those “registered applicants” who have applied for their return to the state through the portal before Noon of May 11.

As per an official update, 18,282 persons have registered on the “Returnee declaration form” on the government portal. Home commissioner, Abhijit SInha, on Wednesday informed that the one-time monetary aid will be applicable for those who have already registered in the Returnees Declaration Form and are presently staying outside the North Eastern States and Sikkim.

To avail the monetary assistance, the registered persons are required to login to portal and fill up the ‘one-time assistance’ form by providing the requisite details.

The registration window was activated at 7 PM on Wednesday and will continue till 7 PM on May 16. Required documents include aadhaar number, bank passbook, indigenous inhabitant certificate or birth certificate issued by the government of Nagaland.

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During an emergency meeting held with the civil society organizations in Dimapur on Wednesday, Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy had said that the monetary assistance of Rs 10000 offered by the Government to stranded persons was “not to appease them not to come home but to extend help if they do not desire to come home even after doing the registration and are facing financial problems”. He also informed that for the convenience of the returnees and for arrangements to be made properly, the window period will be extended if needed.

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Sinha further appealed all those people who are returning to the State to register themselves in the COVID-19 Nagaland- Visitors App which is available for android users. IOS users or those having problems can call on the toll-free helpline No-1800-345-0019 for technical support.

Meanwhile, as of 4 PM on Wednesday, a total of 889 samples have been sent for testing from the State and 872 samples reported as negative and 17 samples are awaited. Also, a total of 11 samples have been tested by the Truenat machines at Mokokchung and Mon districts and all samples are negative.

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