CM should head tourism board, govt urged | Goa News – Times of India

Panaji: The tourism department has submitted a proposal to the government that the chief minister should head the proposed tourism board instead of the tourism minister.
The proposal was placed before the government after Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) suggested that the CM should be nominated chairperson of the board.
“It was felt that it would be practical to have a chief minister at the helm, to ensure faster approval of projects that would need clearance from departments other than tourism,” the officer said.
The tourism policy that was approved in October last year has a provision to constitute a 16-member tourism board, with the tourism minister as its chairman.
The proposal was sent for clearance earlier this week, and approval is awaited. TTAG president Nilesh Shah confirmed to TOI that they have asked the government that the chief minister be made chairperson of the tourism board.
A TTAG member said they have also suggested a few changes in the composition of the…

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