Right To Information Act

Right To Information Act


TAMIL NADU TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED


Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited, hereinafter referred to as TTDC, was registered under the Indian Companies Act 1956 as a Company with the Registrar of Companies, Tamil Nadu on the 30th day of June, 1971. It was registred as a Company with the entire shareholding being held by the Government of Tamil Nadu and TTDC continues to be a wholly owned Government of Tamil Nadu Undertaking.

TTDC was established with the main objective to start, operate and promote establishments, undertakings, enterprises and activities of any description whatsoever which in the opinion of the Company are likely to facilitate or accelerate the development of tourism, handicrafts and cottage industries in Tamil Nadu.

The major divisions of the company comprise of the following:
  1. Hotels
  2. Transport
  3. Fair
HOTELS SECTION

One of the major activities of TTDC is to own, maintain and run a chain of hotels at important places of tourist interest. Its hotels are mostly named as “Hotel Tamil Nadu”. At present, TTDC is having hotels at the following places:

    • Mamallapuram (Beach Resort Complex)
    • Kancheepuram
    • Ulundurpet
    • Chennai-3 (Youth Hostel)
    • Madurai-I
    • Madurai-II
    • Kodaikanal
    • Rameswaram
    • Palani
    • Kanniyakumari
    • Courtallam-I
    • Courtallam-II
    • Yercaud
    • Hognenakkal
    • Krishnagiri
    • Hosur
    • Tiruchi
    • Thanjavur
    • Udhagamandalam-I
    • Udhagamandalam-II
    • Coimbatore
    • Mudumalai
    • Tiruchendur
    • Drive in Restaurant, Ch-9
    • Thiruvanamalai

The details of tariff of TTDC hotels are available in the website at www.tamilnadutourism.org

FRANCHISING OF HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS

With a view to encourage private sector participation, TTDC has franchised the following hotels and restaurants

HOTELS:

RESTAURANTS:
  1. Camping Site, Mamallapuram.
  2. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Mandapam.
  3. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Uthirakosamangai.
  4. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Tranquabar.
  5. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Sathanur Dam.
  6. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Tiruthani.
  7. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Coonoor.
  8. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Ranipet.
  9. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Namakkal (Rented out to Govt Women’s ITI)
  10. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Gudalur (Given to Education Department)
  11. Hotel Tamil Nadu-II, Rameswaram(Rented out to Govt of India organisation)
  12. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Vaigai Dam .
  13. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai.
  14. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Mettupalayam .
  15. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Kothagiri.
  16. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Mettur.
  17. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Melmaruvathur.
  18. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Kumbakonam.
  19. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Trunelveli.
  20. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Kodai Road.
  21. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Salem.
  22. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Trichy II
  23. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur II
  24. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Pitchavaram
  1. Restaurant at HTN, Tiruchi.
  2. Restaurant at Youth Hostel, Udhagamandalam.
  3. Restaurant at HTN, Kanniyakumari.
  4. Restaurant at HTN, Madurai I.
  5. Restaurant at HTN, Madurai II.
  6. Restaurant at HTN, Coimbatore.
  7. Restaurant at Boat House Mudhaliyarkuppam


TTDC has also let out its Thanjavur-II and Tiruchi-II units on 30 years long term lease during 1995.


TTDC also operates Boat Houses, Telescope Houses, Petrol Bunk and Restaurants at the following places:

BOAT HOUSES:

    1. Muttukadu
    2. Mudaliyarkuppam
    3. Kodaikanal I & II
    4. Ooty I & II
    5. Pykara
    6. Yercaud
    7. Pitchavaram
    8. Courtallam

TELESCOPE HOUSES:

    1. Kodaikanal
    2. Ooty
    3. Yercaud
    4. Pitchavaram

RESTAURANTS:

    1. Vandalur
    2. New Delhi
    3. Drive-in-Resturant, Chennai-9

TOURIST SERVICE CENTER (PETROL BUNK):

    1. Mamallapuram

TRANSPORT SECTION

TTDC is owning fleet of 18 Luxury vehicles as detailed below:

45 seater Volvo - 2
35 seater airconditioned coach - 3
35 seater non-airconditioned coach - 5
18 seater airconditioned coach - 3
18 seater non-airconditioned coach - 5


With the above fleet and also with vehicles hired from private coach operaters during increased demand, TTDC operates 41 types of package tours ranging from half-a-day to 14 days. The tours cover not only the major tourist destinations in Tamilnadu, but also places in other States like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Pondicherry. TTDC also operates special package tours catering to the specific demands of the tourists from Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius and South Africa. The details of package tours operated by TTDC are as follows:

REGULAR TOURS:

  1. Half-a-day Chennai City Sight Seeing Tour (Morning & Evening)
  2. One Day Kancheepuram Mamallapuram Tour
  3. Chennai - Mamallapuram Tour
  4. One Day Puducherry Tour
  5. One Day Thirupati Tour (Day trip)
  6. One Day Thiruvannamalai Girivalam Tour
  7. One Day Sripuram Golden Temple Tour
  8. Three Day Navagraha Tour
  9. Four Day Arupadaiveedu Tour Tour
  10. Six Day South India Tour
  11. Seven Day Mookambika Tour
  12. Eight Day East West Coast Tour
  13. Eight Day Goa - Manthralaya Tour
  14. Eight Day Tamil Nadu Tour
  15. Fourteen Day Sunny South Tour

OPTIONAL TOURS (for a minimum of 10 tourists)

  1. One day Suruttapalli Tour
  2. One Day Sakthi Tour (Deviar Darshan)
  3. One Day Thirumal Darshan Tour (Nine Balaji Temples)
  4. One Day Navagraha Temple Tour
  5. Three Day Thirumana Thiruthala Suttrula
  6. Three Day Panchaboothasthalangal Tour
  7. Four Day Waterfalls Tour
  8. Four Day Chozha Nattu Thirupathigal Tour
  9. Five Day 108 Amman Koil Tour
  10. Five Day Pandiyanattu Thirupathigal Tour
  11. Nagarathar Temple Tour
  12. Thirukkadaiyur Temple Tour
  13. Tiruchirapalli Temple Tour
  14. Freedom Fighters Circuit Tour
  15. Swathi Perumal Tour
  16. Sri Rama Navami Tour
  17. Divya Desam Temple Tour
  18. Thai/Aadi Amavasai Rameshwaram Tour
  19. Thiruvonam Perumal Tour
  20. Malai Nadu Thirupathigal Tour
  21. Kiruthigai Tour

SEASON SPECIAL TOURS / GROUP TOURS

  1. Three Day Ooty Tour
  2. Three Day Kodaikanal Tour
  3. Three Day Yercaud-Hogenakkal Tour
  4. Three Day Bengaluru-Mysore Tour
  5. Three Day Munnar Tour
  6. Three Day Courtallam Tour

The details of all the Package tours are available in the website www.tamilnadutourism.org

SALES COUNTERS

TTDC is having Sales Counters at the following places for selling its tours and hotels:
  1. TTDC, Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, No.2 Wallajah Road, Chennai-600002 (Phone: 2538 3333, 2538 4444, 2536 7850, 2538 9857 – Fax: 2536 1385)
  2. TTDC, 4 E.V.R. Road, Chennai-600003 (Phone: 2538 2916/2538 4356 )
  3. TTDC, Chennai Metropolitan Bus Terminal, Koyambedu, Chennai (Phone: 2479 1888)
  4. Tourist Information Counter, Government of Tamil Nadu, Gate No.2, Central Railway Station, Chennai-600003 (Phone: 2535 3351)
  5. Tourist Information Counter, Egmore Railway Station, Chennai-600008. (Phone: 2819 2165)
  6. Tourist Information Center, Airport (Phone: 22560569)

The counters operating from Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, EVR Road and Wallajah Road function round the clock (24 hours a day). The other counters are functioning from 06.00 AM to 08.00 PM.

TTDC has also authorised the following Government of Tamil Nadu Tourist Offices/Tourist Information Centres outside Tamil Nadu to sell TTDC’s tours and accommodation facilities.

  1. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, First Floor, 50-D Old Idgah Colony, Near Sheetal Lodge, Agra-282001, Uttar Pradesh (Phone: 0562-2421183).
  2. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Information Centre, G3 Ground Floor, Homkoot Complex, (Near Nehru Bridge), Ashram Road, Ahmedabad-380009, Gujarat (Phone: 079-26580317)
  3. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Information Centre, City Railway Station, Bengaluru-560023 (Phone: 080-22286181).
  4. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Information Center, S.C.R Plot No:203 Babuji Nagar (Near Venas Hotel), Bhubaneswar-751009, Orissa (Phone: 0674-2597228).
  5. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, Ist Floor, Govind Bhavan Building Opp Hotelswagatam, Railway Station Road, Bazar-Jaipur-302006- (Phone:0141-2204999)
  6. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Information Center, H-No3-6-369/A/17, First Floor, Street No.1, Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad-500029 (Phone: 040-27667492).
  7. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, G-26 Dakshinappan Shopping Complex, No.2 Gariyaghat Road (South), Kolkata-700068 (Phone: 033-2423 7432).
  8. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, G-2A Royal Grace, Lokmanya Tilak Colony Road, Marg No.2, Dadar East, Mumbai-400014 (Phone: 022-24110118, ).
  9. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, C-1 State Emporia Complex, Baba Kharakh Singh Marg, New Delhi-110001 (Phone: 011-2336 6327/23745427).
  10. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, Shop No.7 Rayu Chambers, Dr A B Road, Panaji, Goa-403001 (Phone: 0832-2226390).
  11. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Information Centre, TC 25/1641 S.S. Koil Road, Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram-695001 (Phone: 0471-2327310).

Apart from the above, TTDC has also appointed leading Travel Agents in various parts of the country as its Selling Agents. These agents will sell tour tickets and book accommodation on behalf of TTDC.

RAIL-CUM-ROAD TOUR

Another salient feature is the operation of Rail-cum-Road Tour linking New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. In these tours, the tourists are received at Chennai Railway Station and then taken on a tour of Tamil Nadu in hi-tech coaches and are again given a warm send off at Chennai Railway Station. Confirmed rail tickets are provided to the tourists by TTDC in these tours.

FAIR DIVISION

TTDC is organising the TTDC Tourist and Industrial Fair every year since 1974 in the Island Grounds from 3rd Week of December for a Period of 70 days. State Government Departments & its undertakings, Central Government Departments & its undertakings and other State Government Departments and their undertakings regularly participate in this Fair. Besides these, private firms also participate by way of taking space in the Fair and market their products. For the benefit of visiting public, entertainment, amusement and shopping facilities are provided.

During non-Fair period, the land in Island Grounds is rented out to those who intend to conduct exhibitions, conventions, conferences, Marriages etc. for details: 044-25361743/044-25385102.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


a) Website for Tamilnadu Tourism

TTDC has lunched  Website at www.tamilnadutourism.org for disseminating  the tourist information about Tamilnadu for the benefit of Tourists.

b) Online Reservation system for TTDC Hotels and Tours

TTDC has earned the proud distinction of being the first State Tourism Corporation in India to launch the Online Reservation System for its hotels and tours. The online reservation system has been launched at website www.ttdconline.com wherein tourists can book any of the TTDC hotels and also package tours instantly from anywhere in the world. The payments can be made by using credit cards and confirmation of bookings obtained instantly. Cancellation and Postponement can also be made by tourists through online reservation system instantly.

c) Mobile based Reservation system for TTDC Hotels and Tours

TTDC has earned the proud distinction of being the first State Tourism Corporation in India to launch this Mobile based Reservation System for its hotels and tours at website www.mttdconline.com or www.ttdconline.com/ttdc Tourists can book any of the TTDC hotels and also package tours instantly through their mobile from anywhere in the world. Cancellation and Postponement can also be made by tourists through their mobile instantly.

d) Gold / Platinum Card Through Online

TTDC has launched membership  card of GOLD/PLATINUM card issuing online for the benefit of tourists

e) Software for Hotel Management System

TTDC has implemented Hotel Management system for 17 major hotels follows  for the benefit of foreign as well as domestic Tourists when the tourists are checkin in our TTDC Hotels.

  1. HTN - Mamallapuram
  2. HTN - Tiruchy
  3. HTN - Ooty - I
  4. HTN - Kodaikanal
  5. HTN - Rameeswaram
  6. HTN - Madurai I
  7. HTN - Madurai II
  8. HTN - Coimbatore
  9. HTN - Tanjavur
  10. HTN - Thiruchendur
  11. HTN - Yercaud
  12. HTN - Kanniyakumari
  13. HTN - Kancheepuram
  14. HTN - Hosur
  15. HTN - Hogenkkal
  16. HTN - Krishnagiri
  17. Youth Hostel - Ooty

f) Software for Tours Management System

TTDC has implemented Tours and Travels Management system covering the entire operation  of Tours and Transport Division functioning at TTDC  for the benefit of Tourists

Other information about T.T.D.C.

  • Registered Office of the organisation:

    The Registered Office of TTDC is Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, No.2 Wallajah Road, Chennai-600002.

  • The powers, duties of officers and employees:

    TTDC is managed by the Board of Directors with the day-to- day management being looked after by the Managing Director. The overall management of TTDC is vested with the Board of Directors headed by the Chairman. The Board delegates its powers suitably to the Managing Director for the smooth and efficient functioning of the organisation. The other officers and employees perform their duties with such powers as may be delegated by the Managing Director/Board from time to time.

  • The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability:

    The Managing Director looks after the management of TTDC on a day-to-day basis and the various Heads of Departments in TTDC Viz. General Manager, General Manager(Finance) & Company Secretary, Assistant Chief Manager (Hotels), Manager (IT), Manager (Administration), Manager (Purchase), Manager (PR), Manager (Transport), Manager (Tour) and Manager (Fair) report to the Managing Director and they are supervising the respective departments and are accountable for the performance of the departments under their control. All the purchases and works are finalised as per the provisions of Transparency in Tender Act.

  • The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:

    Efficiency, integrity, speed in response, team work for evolving as a model organisation. Periodical reports to be submitted to management on monthly basis have been prescribed. Disposal of representations received from public is monitored through Personal Registers maintained by the Assistants working in various divisions of the Corporation.

  • The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:

    Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company, Service Rules for the employees and instructions issued by the Government from time to time form the basis for discharging the functions of the company.

  • A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control:

    The documents held by the company are the various correspondence between the company with the Government/parties coming in contact during the course of business both commercial and technical agreements, Bank Guarantees, data relating to the Officers and employees, Minutes of Board meetings and Annual General Meetings.

  • The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof:

    The suggestions/complaints received from the Public or parties dealing with TTDC are given due consideration and the views so expressed are considered in formulation of Policies or implementation thereof from time to time.

  • A statement of the Boards, Councils, Committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public:

    The Board of Directors is the highest authority comprising of Directors and headed by the Chairman appointed by the Government from time to time. There are various other Committees such as Sub-Committee of the Board of Directors constituted or specific purposes and Departmental Promotion Committee, etc. of officers of TTDC constituted from time to time and these meetings are not open or accessible to the Public. The minutes are also not accessible to public.

  • A directory of its officers and employees:

    The name, address and contact phone numbers of the key officials are as follows:

Managing Director of TTDC

Thiru. HAR SAHAY MEENA, IAS Ph:- off: 2538 0583
Fax: 2538 2772
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
General Manager
(General) i/c
Thiru N Prabhakaron Ph:- off: 25364545
Mobile No.9962985626
Fax: 25388485
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
General Manager (Finance) & Company Secretary Thiru N Prabhakaron Ph: 2536 7850 - 54
Mobile No. 9176995802
Fax: 2536 6043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Assistant Chief Manager (Hotels) Thiru R.Anandan Ph: 2536 7850 - 54
mobile No. 8939896391
Fax: 2536 6043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
IT Manager Thiru. S. Justin Jose Ph: 2536 7850 - 54
Mobile No. 9176995807
Fax: 2536 6043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Manager (Administration) Thiru V.Thennarasu Ph: 2536 7850 - 54
Mobile No. 9176995812
Fax: 2536 6043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Manager (Tours) i/c Thiru K.Tamilarasan Ph: 2536 7850 - 54
Mobile No. 9176995830
Fax: 2536 1385
e-mail:tour@ttdconline.com
Manager (Fair) i/c Thiru A.Radhakrishnan Ph: 2536 1743
Mobile No. 9176995813
Fax: 2538 5102
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Project Engineer Thiru. Chandrakaladharan Ph: 2536 7850 -54
Mobile No. 9176995859
Fax: 2536 6043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Manager (Transport) i/c Thiru A.Balasubramanian Ph: 2536 6444
Mobile No. 9176995861
Fax: 2538 5102
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Manager(Public Relations) Thiru S.Nanthakumar Ph: 2536 7850 - 54
Mobile No. 9176995810
Fax: 2536 6043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com

There are totally 475 employees (including the above said officials) working in T.T.D.C. as detailed below as on 01-01-2014:

Hotels Division - 334
Transport Division - 44
Corporate Office - 81
Engineering Wing - 16
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475
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The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations: The monthly remuneration is determined by the scale of pay, dearness and other allowances prescribed for the various posts as per the Service Regulations of TTDC. The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursement: An extract of the financial highlights for the year 2011-12 are as follows:

PARTICULARS 2012-13 2011-12
(Rupees in Crores)
Turnover 106.59 102.34
Gross Profit 19.64 16.98
Gross Profit Ratio 18% 17%
Interest 0.07 0.13
Cash Profit 19.57 16.85
Depreciation 3.32 3.35
Net Profit before tax 16.25 13.50
Provision for income tax 5.16 3.99
Net profit after tax 11.09 9.51

  • The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficieries of such programmes:

    Not applicable.

  • Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it:

    Not applicable.

  • Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:

    Information related to Company Profile/Business is available at www.tamilnadutourism.org

  • The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room if maintined for public use:

    Company does not maintain any public library.

  • The name, designation and other particulars of the Public Information Officer/Assistant Public Information Officer/Appellate Authority:

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER:

Thiru N Prabhakaron
GM (Finance) & Company Secretary
Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Ltd
‘Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex’
Wallajah Road’
Chennai 600002
Phone: 2536 7850
Fax: 2538 2772
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com

ASSISTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

Thiru V.Thennarasu
Manager (Administration)
Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Ltd
‘Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex’
Wallajah Road’, Chennai 600002
Phone: 2536 7850
Fax: 2538 2772
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com

APPELLATE AUTHORITY:

Thiru. HAR SAHAY MEENA, IAS
Managing Director
Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Ltd
‘Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex’
Wallajah Road’
Chennai 600002
Phone:- off: 2538 0583
Fax: 2538 2772
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com


Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex
No.2 Wallajah Road, Chennai 600002
Phone: 91-44-2536 7850 (5 lines), Fax: 91-44-2538 2772
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Website: www.tamilnadutourism.org
Online booking: www.ttdc.online.com
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