Department of Consumer Affairs
04 Apr 2020
India is almost half-way through the 21-day lockdown which began on March 25, but the days haven't been easy. With rocky transportation and disruption in supply chains, wholesale prices of vegetables, fruits, pulses, and sugar have increased in the last fortnight of March, a report in Indian Express said.
24 Nov 2017
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
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
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
Food lovers rejoice! The Modi government has asked for the removal of the service charge voluntary component which hotels levy.