Department of Consumer Affairs
24 Nov 2017·
Restaurants charging more post-GST? You can do these 3 things
The GST Council, in its 23rd meeting in Guwahati, reduced the Goods and Services Tax rate for restaurants to 5% from 18%, which was expected to make eating out cheaper.
09 Jul 2017·
Govt urges consumers to move court against hotels' service charge
The Department of Consumer Affairs has urged people to move consumer courts if they find any restaurant slapping service charges, which is now illegal.
21 Apr 2017·
Service charge is voluntary: Govt issues guidelines
Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan stated that the government has approved guidelines on service charge, clarifying that it is entirely voluntary.
14 Apr 2017·
Modi govt. removes service charge from eateries
Food lovers rejoice! The Modi government has asked for the removal of the service charge voluntary component which hotels levy.