Delhi Police approaches govt to increase license fees
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 04, 2009, 20:03
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 realistic.

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 -- -- 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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 04, 2009, 20:03

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