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No more police permission for restaurants in Maharashtra


With the CM Devendra Fadnavis giving his approval, the rules will be amended very soon.

In a move to make running businesses easier and to cut red tape and end corruption, the Maharashtra government has said permit rooms, eating houses, lodges and swimming pools will no longer be required to take permission from the police to operate. Currently, besides the local civic bodies and excise department, it is mandatory to get police permission for running these businesses.

“The CM (Devendra Fadnavis) has approved the proposal and we expect the rules will be amended very soon,” said principal secretary (home), Vijay Satbir Singh.

As it is doing nationwide, in Maharashtra, the NRAI is lobbying the state government and the Mumbai administration to reduce the number of licences that’s burdening the restaurant industry. The ‘ease of doing business’ is top priority for the association and implementing the single window system is a stated goal for NRAI president, Riyaaz Amlani.

“The industry whole-heartedly welcomes the move by the chief minister. This easing of doing business gives our industry hope. It will increase the excise revenue by 20% as well as VAT too and will also proportionately increase increase employment in our industry which is already the largest employer. This decision is in the overall good of the state,” said Amlani.

Also read: Amlani to strengthen the NRAI from the ground up

Also read: Maharashtra’s licences will come down to 20


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