SDMC’s online trade licence facility eases process
General trade licence seekers in South Delhi can get their licences made or renewed without taking rounds of the civic body’s offices as the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has launched an online licence facility this week.
Moreover, the Corporation has also reduced number of documents while applying for a licence to five from the existing 27. “In order to avoid hassle at SDMC offices, we have started this online facility. We have also simplified the process by reducing the number of documents to minimum. With the initiative, inspector raj in license will end,” said Ashish Sood, Leader of the House in SDMC.
People can apply for the registration of fresh/ renewal of trade/ storage licence at mcdonline.gov.in. They can also attach the required documents and make the payment online.
Documents that an applicant needs to submit are – proof of legal occupancy of the establishment, ID Proof –Aadhar card/ Voter ID/ PAN card/ passport/ driving licence, bank passbook, photograph of the establishment, copy of the PAN/VAT/TIN and site plan/key plan showing the area under occupation. Major documents that have been excluded are sanctioned building plan/ structural safety certificate by the MCD and self declaration/undertaking.
SDMC Mayor Subhash Arya said the move will also help in reducing corruption as it will end ‘Inspector Raj’. “With the implementation of this service, citizens doing commercial/professional activities can get licence without coming to the Municipal body and they will be able to generate it online. We have planned massive publicity drive to create awareness amongst the stakeholders regarding the new initiatives,” said Arya.
He added: “This will be applicable in both the cases, whether it will be for one year or three years trade/storage license and it will be non-refundable. Now after simplification, the Corporation will now issue licence to general traders by online method in most simplified way.”