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Yasha Mudgal convenes series of meetings; People hopeful of Actions on Patnitop Master Plan from Officer ?

Yasha Mudgal convenes series of meetings; People hopeful of Actions on Patnitop Master Plan from Officer  ?
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JAMMU, JANUARY 20: Commissioner Secretary, Tourism Department, Yasha Mudgal, today convened a series of meetings to review functioning of Tourism Department along with Jammu Tawi, Kashmir and Royal Spring Golf Courses besides Gulmarg Development Authority, J&K Cable Car Corporation and other vital tourism entities.

While reviewing tourism profile of J&K, the Commissioner Secretary asked the Deputy Commissioners for formulation of a comprehensive plan for development of tourism in the Union Territory.

She asked them to identify land for establishment of 5 star hotel/resort, selection of challenged based tourism destination, adventure tourism destination and development of other tourist destinations.

But, a big question remained that if Master Plans of some Development Authorities shall not be revised, how constructions of such like hotels etc etc shall take place & live example of such a biggest failure is being shown by Govt in revising the Master Plan of Patnitop Development Authority because previously it was notified in the year 2000 & was needed to be revised after every 05 years as per J&K Development Act of 1970 but now 23 years have been lapsed but Tourism bosses/CEO PDA are sleeping over the issue despite Lt Governor being the chairman?

However after highlighting the issue by Cross Town News, once upon a time then Secretary vide Govt Order dtd 3.11.2022 constituted a committee to report over the issue in 15 days but that 15 days have not ended till day raised a question on such committee members who are the proved cases of deadwoods for dereliction of duties or losing their utility in the administration.

People affected speaking to Cross Town News, that if new Secretary Tourism seeks report on Building Permissions & other development applications cleared/accorded since last one year, which will prove a failure on the part of so called Chairman of BOCA of PDA & CEO both because if Building Permission cases not sanctioned, how new developments can take place in a legal way, otherwise  illegal constructions can mushroom causing loss to Govt as permission/development fee & other taxes?

However, she impressed upon the officers to facilitate the aspiring youths for establishing homestay clusters as well as other infrastructure so that they are made self employed.

She asked the officers to organise camps and educate youth regarding registration under homestay scheme which will create employability avenues for them.

She asked the DCs to expedite the process of NOCs for registration of homestays.

Senior officers of different Tourism Development Authorities gave detailed report on functioning and performance of their agencies besides challenges and issues being faced by them.

She impressed upon the officers that the assets of the department should be utilized to its full potential besides their maintenance on timely basis.

While reviewing the functioning of Golf Courses, the Commissioner Secretary exhorted upon the officers to establish facilities of international standards at these Golf Courses so that maximum players and individuals are attracted to these clubs.

She asked the senior officers of Golf Courses to forward requisite plans to the administrative department for proper maintenance and upkeep of these sports assets.

She also asked them to focus on optimal utilisation and maintenance of present facilities rather than establishing new ones.

Deputy Commissioners of both the division, Secretary, RSGC, JTGC, KGC, Special Secretary Tourism, Director Finance Tourism, Director Tourism Jammu and Kashmir, Additional Secretary Tourism, JD Planning, CEOs of Jammu and Kashmir divisions and other concerned officers of Tourism department attended the meeting while outstationed officers participated virtually



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