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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 sector. 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 tourists. 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 the customers. 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 i.e.. 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.

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