Tourism ministry mulls job portal for ex-servicemen

Tourism ministry mulls job portal for ex-servicemen

 Ex-servicemen will soon have some job opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sector.
The tourism ministry has decided to come up with a special web portal for ex-servicemen to find a suitable job and apply for it.

The ministry portal would provide a list of available vacancies for ex-servicemen in various job roles like a guide, security staff and driver in the tourism and hospitality industry.

“We are going to launch a web portal for this soon. There is a huge demand of ex-servicemen in the tourism industry because they come with discipline. A disciplined workforce in the tourism industry is the need of the hour,” Tourism Ministry secretary Rashmi Verma said at a press conference.

The decision to launch a job portal for ex-servicemen in the tourism industry was taken following suggestions from the industry, Rashmi added.

The press conference was organised to brief the media about the 21-day long 'Paryatan Parv' which concluded here on Wednesday.

The ministry organised 1,140 cultural activities at popular monuments and other historical sites across the country.

More than 5 lakh people participated in the cultural extravaganza that the ministry organised mainly to promote domestic tourism.

During the Paryatan Parv, Verma Said, tourism ministry received “very good” suggestions from the industry and other stakeholders to boost tourism in India and also generate employment.

Based on the suggestions from various stakeholders, the ministry has decided to upgrade its skill development programmes by incorporating new components.

“Today experiential tourism is on demand. Tourists do not only want to know about the tourist destination but also experience the prevailing culture. We will see as to how our current courses can be modified to bring in these elements,” Verma said.

The theory portion of these courses can be conducted online while practicals can be held at any higher educational institution, she added.

Besides, four joint committees comprising representatives from the department of industrial policy and promotion, industry and other stakeholders have been set up to suggest measures to improve investment in the tourism and hospitality sector.

One of these committees has been mandated to also suggest measures for promotion and incubation of startup projects in the tourism industry.

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