The Government of Goa in its XXIV Cabinet Meeting of the Council of Ministers dated 28/11/2012 has approved Single Window System for According Permission to Tourism related Events.
(i) The Department of Tourism will be the Nodal Department to grant permissions to Tourism related events like Beach Weddings, Handicrafts and Night Bazaars, Music Festivals, Cultural Events and other tourism related festivals, exhibition and MICE events etc. the Department proposes to broadly classify the events into two categories.
(a) Major events will be defined as events which are of duration (actual event not including preparatory period) exceeding five days, or involve estimated attendance of persons in excess of 750 persons, or involve investments/organizational expenses in excess of Rupees 50 (fifty) lakhs.
(b) Minor events would comprise of all the events which are contained within the limits as are prescribed for major events.
(ii) Events such as music, shows, music festivals, concerts, night bazaars, crafts bazaars, beach weddings, tourism exhibitions, Meetings Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) tourism events which are organized in private or public lands outside licensed premises will come under the purview of this Single Window Permissions Committee.
(iii) In order to accord permission to minor events, it is proposed to constitute a Departmental Permissions Committee comprising of Director of Tourism, Dy. Director (Tourism) and one Asst. Director who shall be competent to issue necessary permissions to the organizers after payment of necessary fees and after fulfillment of necessary conditions/guidelines as may be prescribed by the Government from time to time. The Department shall issue guidelines/prescribe standards to be followed by the organizers in order to protect the image of the state and to promote events and exhibition in Goa.