With a view to reducing waiting time for obtaining various licences, facilitating ease of doing business and faster service delivery, the Delhi Police has introduced an online licensing facility. Now on, those interested in starting restaurants, bars and pubs, multiplexes, newspaper and publications, and even arms, can obtain licences through for the Delhi Police’s online licensing system.
The facility was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at the L-G house in Delhi on Friday.
“This move will help the police force and public come closer,” Alok Kumar Verma, Delhi Police Commissioner, said, adding “Through this initiative, we have tried to ensure that law-abiding citizen do not have to go through any inconvenience,” he added.
The licensing system was designed after consulting with all the involved stakeholders, including representatives from a wide range of industries, and IT experts.
“We have made it easy for the people who can now check the status of their application online sitting at their homes,” Verma said.
The licensing unit which constitutes around 100 officers is designed to deal with licensing of arms, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, multiplexes, pubs, discotheques, selling of firecrackers, publications including magazines and newspapers, etc.