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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:55:08.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).


Dated 20th November 2000


1. Secretary, Deptt. of Tourism Chairman
2. Director General, Deptt of Tourism Member
3. Joint Secretary, Deptt. of Tourism Member
4. Financial Adviser and Joint Secretary, Deptt. of Tourism Member
5 Joint Secretary, Deptt. of Culture Member
6 Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation Member
7. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests Member
8 Director (Transport and Tourism), Planning Commission Member
9. Representative of Ministry of Finance (PF Division) Member
10. Executive Director (Tourism), Railway Board Member
11. Representative of Airports Authority of India Member
12. Managing Director, Air India Ltd. Member
13. Managing Director, Indian Airlines Ltd. Member
14. Chairman and Managing Director, ITDC Member
15. Director General (Roads), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Member
16 Representative of Travel Agents Association of India Member
17. Representative of Indian Tourist Transport Operators Association Member
18. Representative of Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Association of India Member
19. Representative of Hotel Association of India Member
20. Managing Director, Tourism Finance Corporation of India Member
21. Representative of Adventure Tourism Association Member
22. Representative of IATO Member
23. Secretary (Tourism), Govt. of Kerala Member
24 Secretary (Tourism), Govt. of Rajasthan Member
25. Secretary (Tourism), Govt. of Maharashtra Member
26. Secretary (Tourism), Govt. of Orissa Member
27. Secretary (Tourism), Govt. of Assam Member
28. Shri Cyrus Guzder Member
29. Shri Uttam Dave Member
30. DG, National Council of Applied Economic Research Member
31. Shri Ravi Boothalingam Member
32. Director (Tourism), Deptt. of Tourism Convenor

Terms of reference :

  1. To review the performance of the Tourism Sector with reference to the achievements and shortfalls of the Ninth Five Year Plan together with factors affecting development of tourism traffic and to suggest a strategy for the promotion of tourism (both international and domestic) in the 10lh Five Year Plan with a view to
    1. according high priority to tourism as an instrument of employment generation and poverty alleviation in rural and backward areas by developing the potential of a. agro tourism to supplement farm incomes, and b. heritage tourism to promote village development.
    2. inviting private sector participation and investment by publicizing professionally prepared perspective plans for tourism promotion based on environmental impact studies, carrying capacity studies, instruments of spatial and land use planning, instruments of architectural control and awareness programmes for local participation and local commitment to the project.
  2. To make an assessment of the foreign tourism markets and to attempt projection of future tourist flows for the 10th Plan.
  3. To identify priority areas for development of tourism during the 10th Plan period based on a well publicized master plan.
  4. To examine the need to continue Government of India Overseas Tourist Offices in the context of effective overseas publicity being possible through inter-net and the electronic media.
  5. To make an assessment of the requirements of hotel accommodation including low budget accommodation suitable for middle class travellers, budget tourists etc and transport and other facilities commensurate with the projected volume of tourist traffic.
  6. To assess the year-wise phasing of investment to be made by the Department of Tourism as well as by the private sector for provision of tourist facility including hotels especially along the travel circuits. The requirement of foreign exchange to be shown separately
  7. To review the working of the training institutes and to project the requirements of trained manpower and training facilities in the tourism sector during the plan period.
  8. To make an assessment of the gross and net foreign exchange earnings of tourism sector both direct and indirect and steps considered necessary for streamlining the methodology for making these estimates.
  9. To estimate direct employment expected to be generated for the different categories of staff during the execution of various schemes/programmes in each year of the Plan and after their completion.
  10. To assess the material and equipment requirements and the extent to which these could be available indigenously, separately from the public and the small scale and import requirements.
  11. To study the progress and prospects of the Travel Circuit Approach for Tourism Development.
  12. To review the existing plan heads and schemes and examine the need for modification in these
  13. While formulating recommendations for the Tenth Plan; to take into account the recommendations, suggestions and findings of various committees including Parliamentary Committee, studies, etc
  14. To review the other clauses in the existing national tourism policy, not covered by the items above and suggest changes, if any.
  15. To formulate a strategy for the development of tourism in the North-Eastern Region.
  16. Any other item considered important by the Working Group.

The Chairman of the Working Group may co-opt officials or non-officials as members and constitute sub-groups, if considered necessary.

The non-official members of the Working Group will be paid TA/DA at the rate applicable to Grade I officers of the Central Government for attending meetings of the Working Group.

The Working Group will submit its report to the Planning Commission by 31st March, 2001.