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Mr. Parvez Dewan

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Promoting tourism in India and making the country a major tourist destination with a view to providing a better quality of life to its people


Achieve a level of 11.24 million Foreign Tourist Arrivals and 1450 million Domestic Tourist Visits by the year 2016-17 by positioning sustainable tourism development as a national priority activity, enhancing the competitiveness of the Indian tourism industry, improving tourism products to meet new market requirements, creating world-class tourist infrastructure, ensuring greater visibility for tourist facilities, and augmenting the human resource base in this sector

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The Ministry of Tourism, is the nodal agency for the formulation of national policies and programmes and for the co-ordination of activities of various Central Government Agencies, State Governments/UTs and the Private Sector for the development and promotion of tourism in the country. This Ministry is headed by the Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge). 
The administrative head of the Ministry is the Secretary (Tourism). The Secretary also acts as the Director General (DG) Tourism. The office of the Director General of Tourism {now merged with the office of Secretary (Tourism)} provides executive directions for the implementation of various policies and programmes.
  1. Development of tourism infrastructure in the country including niche products
  2. Promote and market Indian tourism and encourage sustainable tourism activities with the involvement of local communities particularly the poor, and ensuring increased employment opportunities
  3. Developing HRD infrastructure in the hospitality sector to meet the growing demand of quality human resource
  4. Develop hotel accommodation of requisite standards in the country to meet the growing demand
  5. Undertaking surveys, studies and compilation of statistics in the field of tourism for policy advice and knowledge sharing with stakeholders
  6. To facilitate quality of services to tourists in the country and to increase competitiveness of Indian tourism sector
  7. Attract more foreign tourists to India and increase foreign exchange earnings thereform
  8. Improving performance of PSU and Responsibility Centres
  9. Increasing use of Information Technology in promotion and development of tourism
  10. Increasing awareness about cleanliness at tourist destinations
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Increase in Foreign Tourist Arrivals Ministries of Civil Aviation, MHA, MEA and State Govts. Growth in foreign tourist arrivals over previous year (calender year) % 8.9 8.0 9 9 9
2. Growth in Domestic Tourism Ministries of Civil Aviation, MHA, MEA and State Govts Growth in Domestic Tourists (calendar year) % 10 10 10 10 10
3. Increase in FEE Ministries of Civil Aviation, MHA, MEA and State Govts Growth in FEE from tourism over previous year (calendar year) % 19.6 21.8 21.5 22 22
4. Creation of more and quality hotel accommodation for tourists Ministries of Civil Aviation, MHA, MEA and State Govts Fresh capacity addition of classified hotel rooms (Calendar year) % 10 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
5. Minimize complaints from tourists Ministries of Civil Aviation, MHA, MEA and State Govts Number of complaints from foreign tourists per million Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) No. 0.0039 0.0051 0.0053 0.0052 0.0051
6. Improved competitiveness of Indian tourism sector Ministries of Civil Aviation, MHA, MEA, MOF, State Govts India's rank in Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index complied by World Economoic Forum ( Based on their biennial Report) Rank in World 68(2011) 65(2013) - 64(2015) -


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