Telangana Tourism Minister V Srinivas Goud has launched TS-Industrial Project Approval and Self-Certification System (TS-iPASS) service to quickly process the issuance of various licences, clearances and certificates required to come up with hotels, resorts, travel agents, tourism events and other activities.
The portal, set to bring a major boost to the hospitality and tourism industry of the state, was inaugurated in the presence of Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries; Srinivasa Raju, Tourism Secretary and B Manohar, MD, Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC).
Speaking during the launch, tourism minister Goud said, “If an entrepreneur plans to set up a hotel, he needs to obtain clearances and approvals from 15 departments, including fire services, pollution control board, municipality, etc. All that cumbersome process is now history. Applicants, including those setting up hotels, resorts, travel agencies and event management companies can now apply for permissions in the TS-iPASS portal through an online single-window system, which is user-friendly.”
He added, “If any department fails to clear the application, it will be held responsible for the delay and, after 30 days, the application is deemed to be approved.”
Goud also informed that the State government has also issued GOMs 3 to this effect on December 12. “This shows the commitment of Telangana government in extending all support and making things convenient for entrepreneurs to launch new tourism or hospitality projects,” he asserted.