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Want to start a bar or own a gun? You can apply for a licence online


New Delhi: People seeking license for starting restaurants, bars and pubs, multiplexes, newspaper and publications and even the ones applying for arms will no longer have to wait in queues with Delhi Police making the licensing system online.

The facility was inaugurated today by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at the L-G house in New Delhi.

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma said that this move will help the police force come closer to the public.

“In this latest initiative, we have tried to ensure that law-abiding citizen do not have to go through any inconvenience,” he said.

The system is designed in consultation with all the involved stakeholders — which includes representatives from a wide range of industries — and IT experts.

“People will now be able to check the status of their application online sitting at their homes,” Verma said.

The licensing unit has a strength of around 100 officers and deals with licensing of arms, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, multiplexes, pubs, discotheques, selling of firecrackers, publications including magazines and newspapers, etc.

Source: Hindustan Times

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