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Hotel Projects Approval Procedure To Become More Transparent From Next Month Tourism Ministe
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Hotel Projects Approval Procedure To Become More Transparent From Next Month Tourism Ministe


11 March  2013

New Delhi,Dr K Chiranjeevi: Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, yesterday announced an initiative to bring transparency in granting approvals for hotel projects and classification status to functioning hotels. With the new move, which will take effect from April 1, 2013, all information relating to applications by hotel owners and promoters for approval of their projects by Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India will be put on the website of the Ministry.

All applicants will be given a password to access the details posted on web, which will indicate the date of receipt of applications, status regarding project approval, proposed date of the visit of Hotel and Restaurant Classification Committee, final recommendation of the Committee and final status of classification/approval.

At present, hotel promoters and owners seek voluntary approval from MoT for their projects and classification from one- to five-star deluxe by submitting applications. These requests are processed for a final decision within 90 days from the receipt of complete applications. Applicants remain unaware of the status of their applications until the final decision is conveyed to them.

The new measure is expected to bring more transparency, make officials more accountable in working, and enable applicants to access information and check status of their applications.