January 2016 \ News \ business and governance

The manpower requirement of Tourism and Hospitality Sector is market driven. The Ministry of Tourism on its part aims to sustain the effort to skill the targeted groups of employment. The Ministry drives its efforts through the Institutes of Hotel Management, Food Craft Institutes,

  • Dr Mahesh Sharma

State Tourism Development Corporations and the classified hotels amongst others. The Ministry of Tourism also aims to sustain the efforts to test and formally certify the skills of the existing service providers in the Sector. As per the report of National Skill Development Corporation on “Human Resource and Skill Requirements in the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Sector (2013 -17, 2017 – 22)” the sub – sector – wise break – up of employment in the year 2022 is as follows:

Sub Sector Employment in 2022
Hotels 2.30 million
Restaurants 10.49 million
Travel Agents and Tour Operators 0.66 million

According to Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Civil Aviation Dr. Mahesh Sharma, the Ministry would meet the expanding demand of skilled and trained manpower by providing hospitality education to students as well as certifying and upgrading skills of existing service providers. The Annual Plan Outlay for the year 2015 – 16 for the Scheme of Assistance to IHMs/FCI/IITTM/NCHMCT was Rs.165.00 Crore and that for the Scheme of Capacity Building for Service Providers was Rs.88.05 Crore.