Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over the 157th meeting of the Board of Directors of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) on Wednesday evening. Chief Minister directed the officers to take effective steps to boost the business of the Corporation affected due to Covid-19 and to make all the units profitable.
He appreciated the efforts made by the officers and officials of the Corporation in this direction. He stressed on the need of wide publicity through social media for effective marketing. He expressed happiness over the efforts of the Corporation to promote the identified units as wedding destinations.
The Chief Minister directed to take steps to further boost tourism in the Kullu-Manali-Keylong-Jispa circuit. He asked to take effective steps for occupancy analysis, training programs for employees, promotion of hotels and services to increase the business of the Corporation.
During the meeting, the board gave approval to regularize the daily wage workers who have completed 4 years service. The Board also approved the appointment of all eligible applicants on compassionate grounds. The board decided to merge 107 trainees of different categories in the Corporation as per the rules. The budget for the Financial Year 2022-23 was also approved in the meeting.
Managing Director of the Corporation Amit Kashyap welcomed the Chief Minister and conducted the proceedings of the meeting. He apprised about the measures being taken to increase the business of the Corporation.
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Subhasish Panda, Principal Secretary Tourism Devesh Kumar and Special Secretary Rohit Jamwal were present in the meeting.