For standalone restaurants in Delhi, there will be no need to get approval from the Department of Tourism. On the instructions of CM Arvind Kejriwal, the tourism department has issued a notification to end the process of approving standalone restaurants.
There is good news for the restaurant industry facing Corona. For standalone restaurants in Delhi, there will be no need to get approval from the Department of Tourism. On the instructions of CM Arvind Kejriwal, the tourism department on Tuesday issued a notification to end the process of approving standalone restaurants.
The Delhi government’s decision has brought a major relief to the restaurant industry in Delhi after the economy collapsed due to the lockdown. Last month, the CM instructed the officials to remove the difficulties faced by the restaurant industry in Delhi under the Ease of Doing Business. On October 7 last month a meeting was organized by CM Kejriwal to ease the business for the restaurant industry.
Restaurant owners demand
In this, the restaurant drivers raised the issue of a long list of licensing and said that about 35 types of licenses are required to run a restaurant. The CM then ordered all departments to abolish unlicensed licenses for the restaurant industry. On the orders of the Chief Minister, the process of voluntary permitting of standalone restaurants implemented by the tourism department has been scrapped.
Prior to June 2003, the scheme of approving restaurants across the country was implemented by the Union Ministry of Tourism. However, the scheme was discontinued across the country on 30 June 2003 and the states were asked to formulate and implement their own guidelines if they wanted to implement the scheme.
The scheme was adopted by the Delhi government’s tourism department in the same year and the process was formally initiated in 2004 for all restaurants with more than 30 seats. The Restaurant Association gave its talk in front of the tourism department from time to time on this occasion and now the restaurant operators have got a big relief on the orders of the Chief Minister.