For running of a Restaurant various clearances are to be obtained from various government departments. The procedure differs from state to state.Like in Delhi, the basic approval from Tourism Department is not mandatory, through independent restaurants having minimum capacity of 30 persons, can apply to the Tourism Department of the Delhi State, which may in turn entitle such approved restuarants to certain benefits. Approval certificate is valid for 5 years initially, issued to those Restaurants who follow the prescribed guidelines and have undergone a rigorous procedure of inspection and evaluation.
Restaurant Licence involves many differet approvals and licences as follows:
-Approval / Re-Approval of Restaurants from Tourism Department, mandatory only in certain cases.
-Food Safety License from FSSAI (mandatory)
-Eating House License from Police Commissioner, Licensing
-Health / Trade License from State Health Department (mandatory)
-Environmental Clearance from Pollution Control Board of the state
-NOC from Fire Department (mandatory)
-Shop and Establishment Act – registration compulosry (mandatory)
-Insurance required to be taken (mandatory) in respect of Public Liability, Product Liability, Fire Policy, Building & Asset.
-Nominations under Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, apply to Director Prevention of Food Adulteration of the State.
-Lift Licence from Electrical Inspector, Office of the Labour Commissioner (mandatory, if lift installed)
-Signage License from Municipal Corporation (mandatory)
-Playing of Music in restaurants – License from Indian Performing Right Society/ Phonographic Performance Limited (mandatory)