7-member panel to decide outsourcing of Tourism Deptt’s assets

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Jammu: J&K government on Thursday constituted a 7-member committee for deciding the mechanism of outsourcing of the identified assets of the Tourism Department in a phased manner.

The committee will have the Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary) Finance Department as chairman while

Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary) Health & Medical Education Department; Principal Secretary to the Government PW (R&B) Department; Administrative Secretaries of Planning, Development & Monitoring Department; Tourism Department; Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Department and Advisor or PPP expert to be nominated by the NITI Aayog Member will be its members.

As per its terms of reference, the Committee will select the properties from the identified list to be outsourced; identify the model for each property or group of assets for outsourcing; fix and approve the minimum bid amount for each property to be outsourced.

It will also fix and approve the time period for outsourcing of the selected properties; approve the RFP or bid document to be prepared by the Consultancy firm (PPP/legal expert) for outsourcing and deliberate, make decisions on any other issue related to outsourcing of the properties.

“The committee shall be serviced by the Tourism Department and Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation shall function as the Nodal officer,” ordered GAD Commissioner Manoj Kumar Dwivedi.

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