India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) appointed G.Kamala Vardhana Rao as the new Chairman and Managing Director of the department. The India Tourism Development Corporation is a hospitality, retail and education company owned by Government of India, under Ministry of Tourism. Established in 1966, it owns over 17 properties under the Ashok Group of Hotels brand, across India.
G.Kamala Vardhana Rao is an IAS officer of the 1990 batch from Kerala Cadre. He served as the Principal Secretary, Kerala government. In 2014-15 has served as the Secretary of Kerala Tourism. He has experience of close to 30 years. He has served multiple positions, including Chairman of Indian Tobacco Board, Director of Fisheries Department, Director of Department of Tourism and Culture, Andhra Pradesh government.
ITDC was established in 1966 by the Government of India. It functions under the Ministry of Tourism. It is headquartered in New Delhi, India. ITDC is a retail, education, and hospitality company.