Shimla, Jan 17
Former Vice Chairperson of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Harish Janartha showed concern over worsening financial condition of the HPTDC and blamed the state government for being insensitive to the present situation arising out of Covid pandemic. In a press statement issued here today Janartha demanded the State government to take appropriate steps immediately to overcome prevailing frustration among the employees of the Corporation.
” The hardworking employees of the tourism corporation, famous for tourism around the world, are not getting salary and financial benefits and allowances in time vis a vis to other government employees.” he alleged.
” A positive cooperation by the government is essential to improve the situation as assistance should be extended to Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation for the losses caused due to decline in the footfall of tourists during corona period.
The insensitive and negative attitude of the state government and the corporation management on the it’s financial condition and the non-disbursement of financial benefits of the employees is causing great distress and discontent among them.
The day-to-day deteriorating situation of the tourism industry is a matter of great concern, he added. Moreover, the way the government and the management is treating the corporation employees in a step-motherly manner, is a cause of even more concern.
During the pandemic although every sector around the world has suffered economic losses, but if any sector is most affected, then that is tourism and related businesses. But as soon as the situation became normal, Himachal Tourism Corporation worked day and night with all its might to get back on track he added.