In its latest order, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has raised the annual health licence fee between Rs 100 and Rs 5,300 across categories
The highest increase is of Rs 5,300 for five-star hotels.
There has been no increase in health licence fee for a few categories of business such as laundry, boiler, hawking and dairy booths, he added.
An order was issued on May 6 for the increase in fees with effect from April 1.
The health licence fee for a five-star hotel was increased from Rs 75,300 to Rs 80,600, the highest across categories.
Some businesses such as meat shops, hawking on cycle, water trolley and ice-cream trolley saw an increase of Rs 100.
In the hospitality area, there was an increase of Rs 200 for guest houses with one to 20 beds, Rs 500 for 21-50 beds, Rs 1,000 for 50-100 beds, and Rs 2,300 for ones with more than 100 beds, according to the order.
“Annual revision in the health licence fees for grant and renewal of various trade licences for carrying out business activities like hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, lodging houses, sweet shops and small stalls/kiosk selling daily eatable items, etc. in NDMC area has been effected by NDMC with effect from 01/04/2023,” the NDMC said in a statement.
“The increase in amount is minimal from Rs 100 to Rs 2,000 annually except in case of lodging houses and five-star Hotels,” the statement read.
The NDMC also said the licence for each restaurant, cafe and coffee shop has to be taken separately and shall not be included in the licence of hotels.
For the renewal application received after April 30 and within one year from the date of expiry of the health licence, late fee charges — five per cent of the licence fee per month — will be charged, the order stated.
(With PTI inputs)