New Delhi: Getting license for a firearm or operating a cinema hall may cost more, with Delhi Police approaching the government to increase license fees, which has not been revised for the past 31 years.
"We have moved a proposal before the government for
increasing the license fees. These fees were fixed 31 years
ago," Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal told reporters here
while launching the new website of Licensing Branch.
He said the increase in the rate of fees will be
Fees for license or renewal for firearms range from Rs
10 to Rs 200 for a period of one to three years.
A senior police officer said the fees were fixed when
Delhi Police Act was passed in 1978.
The new website -- www.delhipolicelicensing.com -- has
information about various procedures to be adopted for getting
license for various purposes.
One can download applications for licenses for dealing
in explosives, operating hotels and guesthouses and running
cinema halls besides others.
"We are not yet into accepting forms online. We hope to
have it soon in our website," Dadwal said.