Claiming that Goa fishermen are responsible for the introduction and promotion of water sports in the state, South Goa water sports operators on Saturday launched a single window counter for water sports through M/s Goa Electronics Limited (GEL). I opposed the tourism sector’s move to outsource.
The tourism department called only Cavelossim village water sports operators at the GEL office in the South Goa collector building on Saturday, but operators across the Salcete beach belt showed up at the collector and said no to GEL in one word. rice field.
Watersports operators, led by Domingo Rodriguez, President of South Goa Watersports Operators, claim they have already installed watersports queue systems along the beach belt, and registering operators with GEL will help the tourism sector do what it does. I wondered what you were trying to achieve. They also made an exception for a letter sent by tourism authorities to operators asking them to submit all details, including bank details, canceled checks and desensitization of standard operating procedures.
Cavelossim-based watersports operator Roy Barrett and secretary of the South Goa Watersports Association wondered why they called on Cavelossim operators to undergo a sensitization program at the district collector’s GEL office. “We are not going to accept GEL. We are ready to carry out operations in accordance with the Tourism and Trade Act of 1986,” he said, revealing plans to appeal to Tourism Minister Rohan Hante to resolve the matter.
Mr Roy pointed out that the tourism board cannot request details of the GST and said the matter falls under the jurisdiction of the Commercial Tax Department. “Where was the tourism sector during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Association president and Colva-based fisherman Domingo Rodríguez said the government didn’t think about water sports when coastal fishermen started fishing in the 90s. Domingo added: Currently, we operate on fiber boats, but the government now wants us to take over our business operations. ”
Benaulim-based watersports operator Pere Fernández reminded us that 90% of the 3,000 watersports operators are all fishermen and 100% are Goans. “We recently called the Minister of Tourism with a plea that Goan-run activities should not go to parties in Delhi. But now the department is calling on Cavelossim-based operators to enroll and train with GEL.”
Operators asked to raise SOP awareness
MARGAO: The tourism sector has contacted Cavelossim-based water sports operators to understand standard operating procedures, considering the commissioning of water sports single window counters at Cavelossim and Mobor Beach by M/s Goa. I called the GEL office at the South Goa Collectorate. Limited to electronics. According to a letter written by Tourism Deputy Director General Ganesh Teri, GEL has commissioned water sports single window counters at Mover and Cavelossim beaches from December 12, and the ‘Q’ system is running smoothly at Mobor and Cavelossim beaches. make sure to