NEW DELHI, March 27 � The Centre has recently sanctioned the opening of two additional tour circuits for the foreign tourists in Arunachal Pradesh, relaxing Protected Area Permit (PAP) regime.
Certain powers with respect to issuance of permits have also been delegated to Resident Commissioner and Deputy Resident Commissioners located at Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati, said Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in Parliament.
The entire area of the States of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland was excluded from the PAP regime for a period of one year from January, 2011, which is being extended periodically. This relaxation has been extended by the Ministry of Home Affairs till December, he added. Rijiju also confirmed that a proposal is under consideration for simplifying the permit system for Green Lake Trekking in Sikkim.