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An Overview of Online FSSAI Challan Payment in India

calendar03 Apr, 2021
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Online FSSAI Challan Payment

Under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India we have Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) which is an established autonomous body working for monitoring the food safety and quality regulations in India. FSSAI was formed under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 with the responsibility to promote and protect people’s health through the administration and guidelines of food safety in India. Challan is an official form of a piece of paper or citation which acts as evidence for the payment of money. In this article, we will discuss about the FSSAI Challan which is given by the FSSAI to every Food Business Operator who is registering its food business and obtaining a license under FSSAI. E-Challan is an electronic Challan payment online generated by FSSAI.

What is FSSAI Challan Payment?

FSSAI gives food licenses to every food business operators in India. Everyone dealing with the food business including food business operators, manufacturers, distributors and traders is obligated to obtain the FSSAI license. For obtaining the license of FSSAI, the person has to apply for registering his business deal and there the FBO will have to make a FSSAI payment which shall be paid either offline or by FSSAI Challan payment online.

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What are the Different Types of FSSAI Challan Payment?

The FSSAI registration depends on the business size, volume and nature of the business. The specific registration is divided into three heads and depending on the turnover and installed capacity or the location. The applicant is eligible for obtaining the licenses. The three licenses depending upon the registration is given below:

  • Basic FSSAI Registration– This is for petty food business whose annual turnover is less than 12 lakhs. This includes Food Business Operator who is small sized manufacturers, transporters, marketers, distributors and retailers.
  • State FSSAI registration – This is for medium food business whose annual turnover is more than 12 lakhs but less than 20 crores and  includes manufacturing units with upto 2 MT of capacity, 3 star hotels[1], club canteens, catering businesses, dairy units with handling business upto 50000 litres each day, etc.
  • Central FSSAI Registration – This is for large food business whose annual turnover of the food business is more than 20 crores. Moreover, this license will be required where the Food Business Operator is operating in more than one state.

Benefits for opting Online FSSAI Challan Payment

  • FSSAI collects a fee on behalf of different heads of registration and these various kinds of fees are accepted either through Challan or demand draft which has made the payment process hassle-free.
  • It is high time that there is a solution for collecting e-payment and FSSAI can directly collect payment using various payment methods available in payment gateways of FSSAI.
  • E- Payment is adopted to design and develop an in-house FSSAI Challan payment online portal to have a seamless experience of integration.

Steps for FSSAI Registration and FSSAI Challan Payment Online

  • The Food business operators can visit the homepage of the FSSAI Licensing and Registration portal and shall apply for License/Registration option. After that, the page will direct them to the FSSAI Challan Payment Online where he will have to click on the ‘Pay via treasury Challan’ link.
  • Then the food dealer will have to add Challan details.
  • The Food Business Operator will have to submit registration fee of Rs. 100/- which is also the FSSAI Challan payment for one year with the Registration Authority.
  • After registering, the food service operators will fill up the application form in Form ‘A’ with the FSSAI Challan payment of Rs. 100/-
  • After the submission of form the applicant shall obtain a 14 digit reference Unique Application Number.
  •  Within 7 days of form submission, Registering Authority (RA) shall on the basis of their verification and observation issue the registration certificate or may also reject the application.
  • After receiving a certificate of approval from the Registering Authority, the Food business operator may start the business.
  • It is the discretion of the Registering Authority that he may give an order within 7 days if he deems fit that a notice must be issued to the   Food business operator for examination.
  • When the Registering Authority is done with the inspection, then 30 days after that the Food Business Operator can start his food business.

The Documents Required for Registration under FSSAI

Few of the documents that are required mandatorily for obtaining the FSSAI license:-

  • Application Form that is duly filled and signed
  • List of directors and members with contact details and Passport-size photos
  • Identity proof of all the applicants (Food Business Operator)
  • Proof of possession of the premises or evidence of property ownership
  • Business Address Proof
  • The detailed food safety management system plan
  • List of food items to be manufactured and used
  • No Objection Certificate and License copy from the manufacture
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • No Objection Certificate from the municipality

                                    FEE STRUCTURE


Registration -1 year

Central – 1 year

Railways – 1 year

New Application

Rs. 100

Rs. 7500

Rs. 2000

Application of Renewal

Rs. 100

Rs. 7500

Rs. 2000

Modification of License or Certificate

Rs. 100

Rs. 7500

Rs. 2000

Duplicate Certificate or License

10% of the applicable certificate fee

10% of the applicable license fee

10% of the applicable certificate fee


FSSAI Challan payment is the payment made by the food business operators while registering their food business online. Thus, they have to make sure that they are complying with all the procedure step by step as has been given above.

We at Corpbiz have trained experts to guide you with the process of registration under FSSAI. Our experts will help and assist you through the whole process and will ensure the timely and successful completion of your work.

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