Brief History and background for its establishment :
The activities of Tourism, prior to 1999. were part of Transport
Department. However, in 1999, to give due importance to Tourism related
activities, it was separated from Transport Department and given the status of
an independent Department under allocation of business Rules 1993.
Prior to 1999 Tourism Department was part of Transport Department and was
separated from it w.e.f 1.8.1999.Now the Department is independently working
with its own objectives and
activities .The main objectives of Tourism Department are to plan
for various infrastructure facilities and essential services for promoting
Tourism in Delhi. Monitoring of
plan and non plan scheme related to
Tourism Department has started a scheme called "Paying Guest Residential
Accommodation" for Tourist,which was earlier being implemented by the Regional
Tourist Office of Govt. of India.The Objective of the scheme is to provide
affordable hygenic accommodation both for foreign and domestic
Tourism Department has started a scheme called Approval of
Restaurants',which was earlier being implemented by the Department of
Tourism, Govt. of India. The scheme was
transferred to Govt. of NCT of Delhi
from July 2003.(Terms & conditions/guidelines for approval of Restaurant in
Tourism Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi is
enclosed). This aims at ensuring
that the restaurants conform to hygenic norms and provide modern facilities to
Collection and compilation of tourist statistics data from registered
Hotels/Lodges/Inns and Guest houses for onward transmission on monthly basis to
Ministry of Tourism GOI (monthly data proforma is enclosed).
Development of infrastructure for promotion of Tourism.
Organizing of Cultural Festivals
Mango, Winter Carnival Roshnara, Shalimar, Qutab Festival etc.
Grant-in-aid to DTTDC for strengthening of Tourist centers.
Grant-in-aid to Delhi Institute of Hotel Management & Catering
Technology. The institute is imparting training for degree course under the
National Council for Hotel with 40 in take of students.