About DOT

The Organisation :
The Administrative head of the Department is Shri. R.K. Srivastava, IAS as Principal Secretary (Tourism). The Department has Zonal Offices in North Goa at Mapusa and in South Goa at Margao.



The Tourist Information Centres/Counters are located within the State and in Mumbai (temporarily closed).

The Zonal Officers are primarily responsible for monitoring the Registration of Tourist Trade under the Tourist Trade Act, 1982.

The Director of Tourism:

The current Director of Tourism is Shri. Nikhil Desai.

In addition, the Director of Tourism is assisted by the below mentioned Officers  and may be contacted by the public as per the tasks assigned to each officer:

  1. Ms. Pamela Mascarenhas, Deputy Director (Adm) Is the overall incharge of the Administration and Information Sections.
  2. Shri. Arvind B. Khutkar (Revenue) Is the overall incharge of the Revenue and Trade Sections.
  3. Shri. Jose Roque Gracias Flor, Asstt. Director (Trade) 
  4. Shri. Rajesh A. Kale, Asstt. Director (Revenue)
  5. Shri. Narendra K. Shirodkar, Asstt. Director (Information)
  6. Shri. Ganesh R. Teli, Asstt. Director (Planning)
  7. Shri. Agnelo I. De Sousa Machado,  Asstt. Accounts Officer is the overall incharge of all the financial and accounting matters pertaining to the Department of Tourism
  8. Shri. Ramesh L. Morajkar, Assistant Tourist Officer (Revenue)
  9. Shri. Rodlin Mascarenhasi, Assistant Planning Officer (Planning)
  10. Shri. Subhash K. Kavlekar, Assistant Planning Officer of Mapusa Zonal Branch Office.
  11. Smt. Angela Jasmina Fernandes, Assistant Tourist Officer of Margao Zonal Branch Office


Activities of the Department :
Policy Formulation.

Development of Infrastructure.

Goa Tourist Places (Protection and Maintainance) Act, 2001

Goa Land (Prohibition of Construction) Act, 1995

Administration of Goa Registration of Tourist Trade Act.

It is mandatory for all Hotels, Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Tourist Guides, Tourist Taxi Operators and Dealers of notified articles and other persons engaged in tourist activities to register themselves under the Goa Registration of Tourist Trade Act, Registration is to be annually renewed.

Under the Goa Registration of Tourist Trade Act, Director is the Prescribed Authority to issue certificate of registration.