In the discharge of duties and in the decision making process, the hierarchy specific to an activity, a scheme or a programme is followed and depending upon the issue under consideration decisions are taken from the level of Deputy Secretary/Deputy Director General to the Minister of Tourism Usually, decision on policy issues and Parliament related issues are taken at the level of the Minister of Tourism and on other issues taken within the General Rules and guidelines of the Government of India as outlined in various manuals for financial and administrative functioning, which are common to all the Central Ministries/Departments.