New Delhi: To ensure ease of doing business, the Delhi government has decided to make online the process of renewal of excise licence for hotels, restaurants and clubs from August 1.
According to a senior official, the new step was taken under the initiative of the government to ensure that doing business in the capital was easier.
At present, the owners of clubs, restaurants and hotels have to visit the Excise Department's office to get their excise licence renewed.
"From August 1, the government has decided to make the excise licence process for hotels, restaurants and clubs online. Owners of these entities will not need to visit the department's office for the same from next month," the official said.
The government said that this step will relieve the licencees from the hassle of making rounds of the department to seek renewal after furnishing various kinds of NOC.
As per new rules, the applicants won't have to furnish details of linked licence of municipal corporations, Delhi Police and the Department of Tourism at the time of renewal.
"The government has also decided to renew excise licence without waiting for the renewal of linked licences of police, municipal corporations and Tourism Department.
"But applicants will have to give details of renewal of such linked licence to the department through online once it is done by other concerned agencies," the official said.
In its budget 2015-16, the AAP government increased luxury tax from 10 per cent to 15 per cent for all applicable establishments, including hotels.