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Overview on Eating License in Delhi for Restaurant & hotel industry

Whoever wants to start a business of restaurant and a hotel in Delhi, an applicant needs to apply & take authorization from various departments of the government of Delhi and obtain the NOC from the police under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). With a bunch of complaints coming from the Delhi hotels and Restaurants associations, the Ministry of Home Affairs launched the Portal same name as MHA Portal for licensing requirements of eating, boarding, and lodging. The vision to set up a unified portal of licensing for the hotels and restaurants in Delhi by MHA is to solve the avoidable problems being faced by the owners of hotels and restaurants. 

Licenses and Permissions obtained to open a restaurant or hotels in Delhi

  • GST Certificate
  • KYC of the restaurant and hotel
  • Layout Map
  • Electricity Bill
  • FSSAI License
  • MCD License
  • Water bill
  • CCTV Camera details
  • Pollution NOC
  • Obtaining a permit from the Delhi Police Department to operate a restaurant
  • Music license
  • Employees of hotels or restaurants are subjected to police verification (PCC).
  • Liquor license taken from Department of excise duty
  • The Department of Tourism has granted tourism licence.
  • Proper structural auditing of the electrical system
  • An architect conducts a structural evaluation of the building.
  • Health Trade License from the relevant Municipality Fire NOC from the Fire Department
  • License from the Labour Department/certificate from the Shop and Establishment Act
  • Consent to Establish (CTE) or Consent to Operate (CTO) certificate from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

How much the cost of MHA licensing in India?

Initially, an individual has to pay INR.1000 to create a Login password in the MHA portal. After completing the login and password, the applicant can deposit the government fee for a new or renewal of any specific license he wants to apply for; the government fee for the renewal of the eating house license is INR. 300. Although is no fee for the Fire NOC application.

Who can apply for the License?

Any individual who wants to run the Hotel and restaurant in Delhi can only apply for the License.

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What all necessary papers are required in Delhi for MHA licencing?

  • Authorized person (KYC)
  • Certificates of GST and CIN
  • Property Papers/Partnership Deed/MOA Rent Agreement
  • Layout plan/Naksha
  • Copy of recent paid water bill
  • Copy of recent paid electricity bill

What is the procedure to obtain the License?

Firstly, an applicant needs to visit the official website of MHA licensing in Delhi. Afterward, he needs to create the Login ID and password, and he shall receive the credentials in the email. Later on, INR.1000 Government fees need to be paid after submitting and generating credentials. Once the procedure is done, the applicant can apply for a new or renewal of the License. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

An eating house licence is a requirement for operating a business where any type of food or drink is legally available for consumption. The Delhi Police Act governs the situation. The licence, along with other licences, is required when starting a food business in India.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) establishes cleanliness and safety standards to ensure that safe and high-quality food is available in any food establishment. Every restaurant owner is required by law to obtain an FSSAI licence from the State Authority.

To open a restaurant, you'll require a substantial sum of money. In India, a restaurant can cost anything from 5 lakh to 1 crore to open (could be more or less depending upon the location, type of food, customers and costs that you want to undertake).

You can offer alcohol to the general public for consumption on the premises if you have a hotel licence. Provide entertainment, but your venue's primary business must be the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages to the general public.


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