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Department of Tourism launched E-Registration facility in association with GEL

The  Department  of  Tourism,  Government  of  Goa  goes  digital/on-line wef: September 27, 2015, with the  launch of  its  e-registration system in a  joint  venture  with Goa  Electronics Limited (GEL). Chief Minister Shri. Laxmikant  Parsekar  launched  the  new  e-service  at the   high-tech Registration Facilitation  Centre (RFC)  set up at the Paryatan Bhavan, Patto, on the occasion  of  World  Tourism Day (September 27),  in the  distinguished  presence  of  Minister  for  Tourism  Shri. Dilip Parulekar,   Chairman   of   GTDC Shri.  Nilesh Cabral, Director   of Tourism Shri.  Ameya Abhyankar, Managing Director of GEL Shri. B.S Borkar and other officials.

The CEO GEL, Revati Mujumdar gave a walk through of the RFC to all the guests present at the function. The Director of Tourism Shri. Ameya  Abhyankar gave a detailed presentation  on the new  e-registration  services    for  all tourism  trades highlighting   the  main  objectives  of  providing  speedy and transparent on-line  registrations. The  five  stage on-line  registration  system is  devised  to    process an application for  registration of  tourism trades  within  a   period  of  8-10 days (where  no inspection is  required)  to around  12-14 days (in case inspections  are  to be carried out). The  new  e-registration  process  has  time-based  workflow  systems  which  begin  from  the time  an application is  in-warded till  the  application  is  processed  and approved by the  dealing hand.

A  major  highlight  of this  new  service  is   that  an applicant    will be  updated  at regular  intervals via SMS/email  on the  status  of  his/her application. The  following  stages  for  data  entry,     scrutinization, intelligent verification, approvals  and issue   of  authorized  digitally  signed  registration certificates    have all been  integrated  into a Single  Window  System for the  Department  of  Tourism.  Once approved and communicated, an applicant can collect the registration certificate after paying the requisite registration fees.

In the  second  phase,  the  Goa  Electronics Limited (GEL) is  working  to introduce  on-line  payment  facility and provision to download digitally signed certificates, online and horizontal  linking   with other departments namely Goa  State  Pollution Control Board,   District Collectorates,  Municipal Councils, Village  Panchayats, Transport, Captain of  Ports etc.

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The  GEL    has  developed   the  software application  for  facilitating   the registration  of  various  entities under   the   Tourist Trade  Act 1982 and Tourism  Policy. Shri. Parsekar addressing  the  function said, “Tourism  in Goa is  a very important  industry which  provides  job  opportunities  to  local  Goans.   More  and  more  young entrepreneurs  want to  be gainfully employed  in the tourism  sector through  various  tourism trades.  This new e-registration facility will make it easier  for  all stakeholders, both  new  and existing,  to get their  services  registered on-line.”

“Goa  tourism  is  revolutionizing and  the  e-registration  system  is   the beginning  of  a new  chapter. I  congratulate  the  tourism  minister  and his  dynamic  team along with  GEL  for   launching this  new  service  in the interest  of  tourism and  all its  stakeholders,”  Shri. Parsekar  said.

Shri. Dilip Parulekar  said, “E-registration   for tourism  trades  is  going  to boost  the tourism sector  in Goa  in a  big way.  It has  always  been  my endeavor  to  provide  fast and  transparent  services to the people  of  Goa  who are largely contributing  to the  tourism  industry.”

“In the  days  to come  we  will add more  techno-savvy services to the  tourism sector and  see that Goa  Tourism   and  its  services reach  every  nook and corner  of the  State,” Shri. Parulekar said. During the  day,  cleanliness drives  were carried out  by  hotels  across the  State and  Goa State  Pollution Control Board  and Goa  State  Infrastructure   Development  Corporation  assisted  with the  collection of  waste.

Note: The above news is the copy of the press note supplied by the Goa Tourism 

Image Courtesy: Goa Tourism

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