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SDMC proposes hike in annual trade licencing fees

Businesses across South Delhi will have to shell out a lot more if they want to keep their doors open as the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Tuesday has proposed a steep hike in annual trade licencing fees. 

While proposing manifold hike in licence fee, SDMC declared that it was a step to fix the licence fee of different trade units, located in different areas, in a uniform way. At present, licence fee for different trades functioning in commercial areas, malls or five star hotels will remain the same. The Corporation Commissioner Puneet Kumar Goel said, “There is a need to put different trade units in different categories with different licence fee.”

Presently, the SDMC had divided trade units in as many as three categories — health trade licences, veterinary licences and factory licences. Health trade licences includes entering establishment, boarding and lodging establishment, manufacturing and industrial units, storage of sale, hacking articles, entertainment and recreational, miscellaneous and many others.


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