Press Release

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

Information & Public Relations Department

Date: 17-Jul-2022

Gangtok, July 17th (IPR): An awareness and sensitization programme on Immigration, Visa, Foreigners, Registration, Tracking System commenced today at Tourism Information Centre in Gangtok, under the banner of "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav."
The programme was chaired by Special Secretary, Tourism & Civil Aviation Department, Ms. Karma Doma Youtso, in the presence of the Joint Director (Permit), Joint Director (Hospitality and Homestay), Joint Director (IT), Deputy Director (Stats), Senior CHA (Hospitality and Homestay), AD (Permit), AD (TIC Gangtok), TO (Hospitality and Homestay), officials from FRO, Gangtok. Representatives from SHRA, HAS, ORHAS, hoteliers, and homestay owners from the Gangtok area were also present in the programme.
The welcome address was delivered by Assistant Director, TIC, Gangtok, Mr. Dewan Gurung.
Addressing the gathering, Sr. CHA, Mr. Vikash Rai, highlighted on the importance of IVFRT and registration of hotels and other important issues.
Likewise, Joint Director (IT), Mr.Ashim Tamang, spoke regarding the upcoming online Hotel Management and Guest Information System.
Special Secretary, Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Ms. Karma Doma Youtso, in her address, assured that introducing the new mechanism will ease the issuance of Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to the foreigners (Bangladesh and Nepal citizens) visiting Sikkim within the purview of the Government norms. She further informed that the awareness programme would be organised in all districts of the State.
The programme also had a presentation on the role of the IVFRT online system delivered by ASI, Nima Sherpa, and Lnk., Eleazor Rai, from FRO.
This was followed by an open house interaction concerning IVFRT.
The vote of thanks was proposed by AD, Hospitality,
Mr. Nimal Cintury