An applicant will now have to pay 15,000 rupees per year as a license fee for a restaurant with more than 50 seats, compared to 13,100 rupees previously. This would be in addition to the one-time processing fee. For five-star lodging houses, the charges have been reduced from Rs 65,500 per year to Rs 75,300. The increased rates are applicable from April 1 and any late payment will result in a late payment fine.
However, the increase is minimal for other categories such as butcher shops, ice cream carts and confectionery for which the fee has risen from Rs 1,300 to Rs 1,500, officials said. For cafes with up to 50 seats, license fees have been reduced from Rs 6,500 to Rs 7,500.
“The revised tariffs for granting and renewing various business licenses will be implemented effective April 1, 2022, and the action was taken in accordance with the decision of the board in August 2018,” the press release said on Saturday. from NDMC. “Under the decision, there will be no increase for laundry, boiler, salon, peddling, dry cleaner etc. In the rest of the categories as well, the fee increase is minimal at Rs 100 to 2,000 per year, except in the case of 5 star hotels and accommodation.
Atul Bhargava, President, New Delhi Traders Association, said an increase of up to 10% is acceptable provided the NDMC expedites the renewal and issuance of new licenses. “These need to be done in a limited amount of time and with minimal hassle for everyone’s convenience,” he said.
For more clarity on the increased health license fees, people can visit the NDMC website www.ndmc.gov.in, an official with the civic body said.
According to the order, in addition to the annual license fee, the one-time processing fee will be collected when new licenses are granted. However, late fees will be assessed in cases where the request was received after April 30. The permit, once issued, is valid for five years.
NDMC starts issuing and reviewing licenses until April 1 for each fiscal year. “For the renewal application received after April 30 and within one year of the expiration date of the health license, the late fee is 5% of the license fee for each month late,” said the NDMC in the prescription.