Restaurants and bars in 5 & 4-star motels in Delhi to function 24×7 | Delhi News

Restaurants and bars in 5 & 4-star motels in Delhi to function 24×7 | Delhi News
Restaurants and bars in 5 & 4-star motels in Delhi to function 24×7 | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: Restaurants and bars in five-star and four-star motels in Delhi have been allowed to function 24×7, in response to the brand new licensing norms.
Lieutenant governor V Okay Saxena, had in November, shaped a high-powered committee to ease and facilitate license necessities for eating places/eateries, and directed it to look at the present laws and recommend methods of expediting the licensing processes.
After the submission of the report by the committee, it took a number of rounds of conferences to lastly concretise the liberalised laws, officers mentioned.
These will now be despatched to the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to result in vital modifications within the new utility enterprise and uploaded on the MHA licensing portal.
“This is predicted to be carried out within the subsequent three weeks, and are available January 26, entrepreneurs within the nationwide capital will have the ability to avail of this new progressive, business-friendly and liberalised licensing regime in Delhi,” an official mentioned.
Under the brand new norms, all eating places/consuming homes in Five and Four Star Hotels, these inside Airport, railway station and ISBT premises will likely be permitted to function on a 24X7 foundation after cost of vital price.
In 3-star motels, they are going to be allowed to function until 2 am, and in all different classes, they may have the ability to function until 1 am.
Additionally, in 5-star and 4-star motels, the ceiling of just one restaurant getting bar license has been lifted. This will allow such motels to acquire separate liquor licenses for multiple restaurant/bar serving liquor inside the resort premises on cost of license price.
The variety of paperwork required for getting licenses has been drastically diminished and 28 paperwork will now not be required to be uploaded.
Instead of the sooner system, the place completely different companies adopted completely different calendars – monetary yr or calendar yr — all 4 companies that embrace MCD, Delhi Police, Delhi Fire Services and DPCC will now observe the coterminous monetary yr ending March 31 for the aim of issuing and validity of licenses/NOCs.
In a Common Application Form, 140 fields have been eliminated making it user-friendly and this 21 pages Form has been diminished to only 9 pages. Instead of a number of separate affidavits now, a Single Common Undertaking has been launched.
In a serious aid, as a substitute of the sooner system of grant of licenses for one yr, the interval has been elevated to a few years for MCD, Delhi Police and Delhi Fire Service and 9 years for DPCC.
The grant of licenses have been made time-bound, with a deemed permitted clause being inserted, that can make sure that the license has been permitted and granted if the involved company/official doesn’t take any motion on the applying inside the stipulated time-frame.
An applicant will have the ability to get his license inside a most of 49 days, with minimal human interface, as a substitute of the sooner limitless time-frame that resulted in an applicant working from pillar to publish and getting harassed. The common time for grant of latest licenses was three years in Delhi up until now.
As many as 2,389 new purposes for Eating Houses from 2022 and 2121 purposes from 2021, are pending as of now. Similarly, 359 purposes for Lodging Houses are pending for 2022.
Various trade our bodies and restaurant/resort associations had met the L-G and conveyed their issues as a result of crimson tape ridden licensing regime in Delhi, officers mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)

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