Officers asked to vacate tourist huts
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Sep 7: A house committee of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council has directed the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) and Tourism Department to evict officers staying in their tourist huts so that they could be used to generate revenue.
Chairman of the Subordinate Legislation Committee of the Council while expressing satisfaction over the performance of Tourism Department and TDC, has however asked them to get the huts and other assets vacated from the officers in order to generate revenue as these huts were constructed for tourists, an official spokesman said after a meeting of the committee here yesterday.
The Committee headed by Bashir Ahmad Magray also asked the Tourism Department officers to update the Tourist Trade Act.
It also called for constituting a coordination committee of Tourism, JKTDC, Forest and its allied departments headed by Commissioner/Secretary, Tourism.
The Committee, according to the statement, met here yesterday. Its members Sheikh Ghulam Rasool, Sheikh Ghulam Qadir Pardesi, Ali Muhammad Bhat, Syed Aga Razvi, Subash Chander Gupta, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Shah, (Veeri) and Muhammad Ashraf Mir discussed in detail the working of JKTDC and Tourism Department.
The Committee called for rationalization in distribution of funds to all Development Authorities existing in the State including Kargil Development Authority.
It also stressed on preservation of heritage places.
The Committee asked the Tourism department to furnish the lists of registered hotels, house boats, guest houses and restaurants for its examination. It also asked them to submit details of grievances and cheating cases with the tourists from time to time registered by the tourism department and action taken report in this pursuit for its examination.
The Committee was informed that a record number of over 6 lakh tourists visited the Valley this year, adding that adequate accommodation is required keeping in view the increasing influx of tourists in near future.
It was also informed that form April this year, 24 cheating cases were registered and Rs.98,000 realized as fine from the cheaters. The draft of Tourist Trade Rules has been prepared, the meeting was informed.
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