In a bid to enhance ‘ease of doing business’, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has decided to relax the norms of license renewal for various businesses. Also, the civic body has pushed the validity of licenses to three years from the current one-year time period.
According to an order issued by SDMC’s Factory Licensing Department, licensing norms for health trade, storage, restaurants, hotels of all categories, bars, salons, domestic animals, meat shops, dairies, general trade, have been eased and the validity of the licenses have been extended to three years, said SDMC. Now the business owners are provided with options to renew their licenses for one year, two years, and three years at the time of applying for the renewal.
As per SDMC, the move aims to help in cutting down the compliance burden of business units and entities while getting their licenses renewed. Also, the move will aid business owners who suffered due to the lockdowns induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a senior official from SDMC, this is an attempt to improve the ease of doing business by the civic authority.