Vivekanand Rai takes over as Director Tourism, Jammu


Jammu: Vivekanand Rai, today took over as the Director Tourism, Jammu.

Soon after taking over the charge, the new Director chaired an introductory meeting with the officers of the Directorate.He impressed upon them to work with utmost zeal and dedication and dispose-of all the pending issues with their respective wings in a time bound manner.

Later, he also inspected each Wing of the Directorate and asked the heads to maintain transparency at all levels for a healthy work culture. He also stressed upon the need to focus on tapping tourist influx to the Union Territory towards unexplored destinations. He said the primary focus as of now is boosting domestic tourism in the backdrop of the impact of the pandemic on the sector. There is a need for responsible tourism initiatives, he added.

Natasha Kalsotra, Joint Director Tourism; Neha Mahajan, Dy. Director Tourism, Planning; Suresh Khajuria, Dy. Director Tourism (M&W); Mujib A. Tak, Executive Engineer; Dr. Umesh Shan, ADT, Batote; Sheena Sahni, ADT, Jammu; Rahul Mahajan, Accounts Officer; Vijay Sharma, ADT(M&W); Tara Chand, Technical Officer & Kamal Gupta, Pvt. Secretary attended the meeting.