Hotels And Bar Licenses Eased Out

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Hotels And Bar Licenses Eased Out



The Hotel and restaurant fraternity welcomes the  Scrapping of licenses  by  Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai  on the recommendation  by the Maharashtra state .Earlier to open a eatery one has to take at least 26 permission and has to run from posts to pillars.

No doubt, scrapping of 20 licenses which were irrelevant with the time and merging rest of them under self-certification and one time licenses  has brought  ease of doing business in the  happening city of Mumbai.

The example of Mumbai  has to be followed across the country ,it encourages  the  young entrepreneur  who looks to endeavor into the business . It is well known fact that the hotel and restaurant business had been the fastest growing industry in the country  and not to mentioned it is also the second largest employment producing industry,

Making the GST at 5 % at restaurant and reducing the GST on stay had contributed to the  goal  of making India as global tourism destination. However, the right environment and infrastructure is still matter of concern so as to make it popular destination internationally. Steps of such kind will definitely support the cause.

On the other hand it is also important to see that the remaining one time licenses which are to be obtained to run the hotel and restaurant business are obtained with ease and without greasing the palms of the officers, then only the purpose of  scrapping the rest of the  licenses and objective of ease of business will be fulfilled.

Once again, the vison of the government of Maharashtra deserves a congratulation for paying attention to hotel industry.

Sattyen Bhoyar

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