Kashmir Tourism launches new web portal for online registrations, renewals

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism has launched a new Web Portal of the Tourism Department, which will provide direct access to the services being provided by the Department as well as technical information such as checklist and other formalities required for on-line registration and renewal of these services.

Commissioner secretary, Tourism, Rigzian Sampheal launched the new portal on March 27, 2019 to ensure hassle free on-line services to those engaged in travel trade for promotion of tourism across the state.

“The portal will go a long way in providing all information related to registration/renewal of Hotel Units/Travel Agencies/Dealers/Adventure Agencies etc creating more avenues for ensuring comfortable stay for the incoming tourists. The Web Portal will facilitate online registration/renewal of Tourism/Trade activities envisaged in the Jammu and Kashmir Registration of Tourist Trade Act, 1978,” said Rigzian Sampheal.

The Web Portal, developed by the SICOP, allow users to voluntarily personalize the information presented. The services will now be accessible from multiple platforms like personal computer, smartphones and other electronic devices.

The features of on-line tracking of application, right from the submission to final approval of application/periodic information through cell phone messages and all new orders/circulars/guidelines, will be available to user through the portal. The user can modify/update the details filed at the time of submission of the application form, if required. Further, this provision for ease of doing business shall ensure improvement in quality of services being made available to the clients besides reducing public interface and time duration for making services accessible to the interested parties.

The prospective clients intended to register and renew their business units shall henceforth apply for any kind of registration and renewal as provided in the Act through the designated portal only. No manual application/request shall be entertained and processed by the Department.