The Ministry of Health issued a notification on Tuesday that restaurants and hotels would no longer be permitted to serve Hookah in the dining area. Under the prohibition of smoking rules under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act The notification issued an amendment The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, Rule 4 (Sub-rule-3), which now reads, ‘No service shall be … [Read more...] about Restaurants and Hotels Banned from Serving Hookah in Dining Areas
Already reeling under the effect of demonetization, Highway Liquor Ban, and the entire Service Charge predicament, the Restaurant Industry suffered yet another blow in the form of the new GST rates, announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Restaurants and hotels will now be charged at Tax rates based on their turnover and whether the establishment is AC or non-AC. Read in detail the impact of … [Read more...] about New GST Rates to Hamper 5-Star Hotels and Restaurants
The laws of the Restaurant Industry seem to run pretty much haywire these days. With the removal of the Service Charge last year to the recent ban on serving liquor within 500 meters of Highway, the rules imposed on the F&B space have seem to become increasingly bizarre. Although few of these proposals are implemented, the rumors often escalate, creating much uncertainty and disorder among the … [Read more...] about Government to Ask Restaurants to Specify Portion Size, not Fix It.
The Supreme Court’s ruling that included restaurants and bars in the Highway Liquor Ban met with a dismal reception from restaurants and customers alike. The latest order that is followed by the December 15, 2016 ruling bans vending of liquor within 500 meters of highways. The order is aimed to curb drunk-driving and the accidents resulting from it. Restaurants and bars … [Read more...] about Where there’s a Drink, there’s a Way! Restaurants and Bars Find Loopholes in the Highway Liquor Ban
The Supreme Court has ordered to the restaurants, bars within 500 meters of highways in Delhi to shut or go dry immediately after 1st of April. Several teams have been formed to keep an eye on outlets, pubs, restaurants and hotels, mostly on NH 8, to stop serving liquor, a senior excise department official said. According to the officials, 70 liquor vends located on national highways in the … [Read more...] about Restro-Bars and Pubs in Trouble as SC Includes them in the Highway Liquor Ban
Moving a step closer to the rollout of the historic tax reform, the GST Bill was passed on Wednesday by the Lok Sabha. The Central GST Bill, the Integrated GST Bill, The GST (Compensation to States) Bill, and the Union Territory GST Bill were passed after declining the amendments proposed by the opposition parties. As the entire country is set to come under a single tax net, the … [Read more...] about Restaurateurs Rejoice! GST Bill Passed, to be Implemented from 1st July