Setup of State Tourism Promotion Task Force in West Bengal

Governor is pleased to set-up a State Tourism Promotion Task Force under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal to unlock and augment the tourism potential in the State of West Bengal.

Government of West Bengal
Tourism Department
Block-A, 3rd Floor, N.S. Building, 1, K.S. Roy Road, Kolkata- 700001

No. 729-TM/29-F/PS(T)/2022 Date: 14.04.2022

NOTIFICATION

The Governor is pleased to set-up a State Tourism Promotion Task Force under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal to unlock and augment the tourism potential in the State of West Bengal with an aim to connect tourism with the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the state thereby promoting and protecting folk art, craft and folk genres, evolve other tourism narratives including but not limited to rural tourism including homestays, eco-tourism, river tourism and skill the tourism stakeholders to provide employment and seamless delivery of services to tourism sector with the following members:-

Chief Secretary to the Government of West BengalChairman
Addl. Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, Home & Hill Affairs DepartmentMember
Addl. Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, Forest DepartmentMember
Addl. Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, Environment DepartmentMember
Addl. Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, Finance DepartmentMember
Addl. Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, Technical Education, Training & Skill Dev.Member
Addl. Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, MSME&T DepartmentMember
Addl. Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, PWDMember
Addl. Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, Transport DepartmentMember
Addl. Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, Land& Land Reforms DepartmentMember
Addl. Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, I & CA DepartmentMember
Addl. Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, Tourism DepartmentMember Convenor

The State Tourism Promotion Task Force will meet once a month or as required to discuss matters pertaining to the following issues:-

(i) Development of requisite tourism infrastructure across the state, including way side amenities
(ii) Inter Department Coordination to ensure/expedite delivery of services to tourism stakeholders
(iii) Skill Development
(iv) Any other issues pertaining to tourism development in the state
(v) The Task Force may invite or co-opt other members as required

By the Order of the Governor

Principal Secretary
to the Government of West Bengal

No. 729-TM dated 14.04.2022, Source