Soon, get 'tatkal' trade licences in east Delhi
Taking a cue, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation will introduce a tatkal scheme in a bid to make licensing easier and decrease the number of illegal shops, report Ritam Halder.delhi Updated: Jan 07, 2013 23:51 IST
Tatkal is a boon for travellers in hurry when wanting a train ticket or while getting a passport to go abroad. Taking a cue, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation will introduce a tatkal scheme in a bid to make licensing easier and decrease the number of illegal shops.
Under the scheme, traders and foodstall owners can just pay a special fee and get a temporary licence approval valid for three months, during which the corporation officials will conduct an inspection and issue a permanent one.
On Monday, at a standing committee meeting, commissioner of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation SS Yadav said the new system will be in place within a week. "This is specifically being done to make the process people-friendly and to provide relief from the so called 'inspector raaj'. People usually have a lot of complaints and we want to make the process as smooth as possible," Yadav said.
According to him, the fee will be double of the normal license fee. Traders who want to avail of the tatkal licence will have to pay Rs 1,500 instead of the normal Rs 750.
He pointed out that more than thousand illegal shops and food stalls were operating in the corporation area. The move, which will be in place after clearance from the House, will bring a large chunk of such shops and food stalls under its purview, he added.
"One has to just submit an application and all the necessary documents which will guarantee a temporary licence across the counter. The health committee officials will conduct an inspection within three months," Yadav said.