One Day Permit Will Be Allowed On New Year Eve On Highways




New Year Eve Police Permission 

Dear Restaurant and Permit Room members,
You need not apply for permission from Police for keeping your business open after 1.30 a.m for New year.



All AHAR members are invited to attend 37th AHAR AGM, AHAR Knowledge Seminar and AHAR Restaurant Business Exhibition on 16th December 2016.

Please treat this as a official invitation if you have not received the invitation. 

AHAR Restaurant Business Exhibition is open to ALL.




Amendment in VAT Allowing Cash Deposit Against Dues of VAT and CST 



ESIC Raises Wage Threshold To Rs 21,000

The Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) today raised the monthly wage threshold to Rs 21,000, from the current Rs 15,000, for coverage under its health insurance scheme.

In a meeting held today, the ESIC board also decided to give an option to existing insured persons to continue membership even if their wage breaches the ceiling of Rs 21,000 per month.

At present, all those insured under the ESIC scheme lose their membership of ESIC as well as that of the insurance cover if their wage overshoots the ceiling.

"ESIC has raised the threshold wage limit from Rs 15,000 to Rs 21,000," Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya told PTI after the board meeting of ESIC here. Labour Minister is the Chairman of the ESIC Board.

Both the decisions will be implemented from October 1.
Dattatreya added that the move of raising the threshold will help bring in an additional 50 lakh members to ESIC.

At present, ESIC has 2.6 crore insured persons, which covers over 10 crore people, assuming four members of a family.

The minister also said there is a plan to increase the wage threshold for retirement fund body EPFO subscribers and it may be considered in the next meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT).

At present, the wage threshold is Rs 15,000 per month for coverage under its social security scheme. 




FAQs on Settlement of Arrears in Disputes Act, 2016 



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Dear Members,

Beware of unknown elements who promise coin delivery, as they turn out to be cheats.


Santosh R. Shetty

Hon. Gen. Secretary













APMC Market Strike

In view of the APMC Market Strike in Maharashtra, Members are requested to contact the following Government Authorized Fruits & Vegetables Dealers in Maharashtra for your daily requirements.

Members are also requested to give their feedbacks and suggestions.





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Supreme Court order on Dance Bar

pronounced on 2.3.2016


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Circular on Renewal of Excise Fees


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Glimpses - Budget 2016 Highlights


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AHAR delegates thank Hon'ble Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Shri Ajoy Mehta for taking positive action on 'Ease Of Doing Business'


AHAR VP Shri Mahendra Karkera, AHAR MCGM Chairman Shri Niranjan Shetty, Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Shri Ajoy Mehta, AHAR President Shri Adarsh Shetty and AHAR Jt. Secretary Shri Vishwapal Shetty



AHAR (Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association) donates Rs. 20 Lakhs to Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund for 'Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan' (Drought Relief).


इंडियन हॉटेल आणि रेस्टॉरंट असोसिएशन (आहार) या संस्थेमार्फत 20 लाखाचे डिमांड ड्राफ्ट महाराष्ट्राचे मुख्यमंत्री मा.देंवेंद्र फडणवीस यांना जलयुक्त शिवारासाठी मुख्यमंत्री सहाय्यता निधी अंतर्गत सुपूर्द करण्यात आले.


सदर प्रसंगी आहारचे अध्यक्ष श्री.आदर्श शेट्टी, सरचिटणीस श्री.संतोष शेट्टी, चिटणीस विश्वपाल शेट्टी, कोषाध्यक्ष श्री.शशीधर शेट्टी तसेच भाजपा महाराष्ट्राचे प्रदेश सचिव श्री. संजय उपाध्याय व मुंबई भाजपाचे मुख्य प्रवक्ता व आहारचे श्री.निरंजन शेट्टी यांच्या हस्ते सुपूर्द करण्यात आले.












List of documents for Commercial PNG Connection (MGL) Category Customers

Notary/Self Attested Xerox Copies as applicable:

  • PAN Card and VAT TIN
  • BMC Shops & Establishment Certificate Food Licence, 
  • Health Licence
  • Maharashtra Prevention of food adulteration License
  • Factory Licence, 
  • Factory permit
  • Land Purchase Deed (If Owned) Agreement (If Leased/Rented)
  • Partnership deedPower of attorney
  • Articles of Association, 
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Nursing home registration certificate (For Nursing homesMedical Council of India Registration numberTrade License
  • Fire Officer’s Permission
  • NOC from society/Landlord
  • Last purchased LPG 19kg cylinder bill

On receipt of the request for connection, MGL will issue a docket no and carry out a feasibility report to see whether the connection is technically possible for them. If the report states it's viable, then they register the customer and charge registration and documentation fees. I paid 5000 5 years ago. I don't know what it is now. Only after the MCGM permits them to dig the road and lay the pipeline you are allowed to carry out downstream piping (internal connection from the meter to your gas range).You will need a fresh fire NOC from the CFO. This entire process has taken them 5 years ++ in my case. It can be done in weeks too if you're lucky.





Beautify your Surroundings, Road Divider, Traffic Islands


For long have we put up with the defacement and continued deterioration of our public spaces. We as law abiding business people in this city of Mumbai, have now been given a chance to safeguard these public spaces and at the same time give them a face-lift.

Hotels and Restaurants in K East ward have been given an opportunity to adopt open public places for beautification purposes, and to advertise their brand for a period of 3 years. More than 70 Hotels and Restaurants have signed up for this novel project. The Assistant Municipal Commissioner, Shri Devendra Jain and the MOH Dr Bhupendra Patil have arranged a workshop on the 15th Of December 2015 at 11 AM in the K East ward to demonstrate the various mediums which can be used to beautify the spaces. All the interested members can participate in this workshop. 

















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The CBEC has issued Circular no. 183/04/2015 under Service Tax for clarification on abatements provided to restaurants under Rule 2C of Determination of Value Rules.

As confirmed earlier, there are no changes in the abatements and hence, the rate applicable shall be 40% of 14% = 5.6%.

The same method shall apply to outdoor catering and works contract services. Other services as abated in Notification 26/2012 shall also follow the same methodology for calculating abated value. The effective rates applicable after abatement are attached herewith for ready perusal.


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Click here for Draft Policy - Amendment of Maharashtra Rent Control Act 1993

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The Date to obtain Licences/Registration under the Food  Safety and Standards[ Licensing & Registration of Food business] Regulation 2011 is extended up to 4th August  2015. 

Revised  DA circular with effect from 1.1.2015 to 30.6.2015

The Government's appeal against an earlier single bench Judgement on Service Tax favoring hoteliers dismissed by Div. bench of the Kerala High Court.

Kerala HC Order on Service Tax Appeal (WA 1125 of 2013) order dated 21/10/2014

Kerala HC Order on Service Tax Appeal (WA 1207 of 2013) order dated 21/10/2014 



Dance Bar Licenses Of Four Mumbai Hotels Renewed, 16 More Renewals Expected Today







AHAR Head On Reopening Of Dance Bars In Mumbai






Reopening Of Dance Bars - Obscenity Or Employment Opportunity?






Dance Bars To Reopen In Maharashtra | Supreme Court Amendment





SC Allows Dance Bars In Mumbai To Reopen






SC Stays Ban On Dance Bars In Maharashtra







 Dance bars will be back in business soon in Maharashtra following the Supreme Court's stay on a law banning dance performances in bars, hotels and restaurants in the state. 

However, the court did give power to licensing authorities to regulate indecent dance performances. It said that the state must ensure that the dignity of women artists is protected. 

Maharashtra's law - that banned dance performances -- was very similar to a previous law that was declared unconstitutional by the apex court, said a bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant. 

The apex court had, in 2009, struck down a similar law saying that banning dance performances was unconstitutional. After that, the state government passed another law in 2014 with similar provisions.
















Update On Dance Bar Suit in Supreme Court






Reply to Mahanagar Gas Nigam Ltd. on sealing of gas meters






Shri Datta Ji Kadam


First AHAR President



1st Jan,1931 - 6 Sept, 2015









Tribute To Late Rao Datta Kadamb (Babasaheb)










Condolence Meeting


Dear Members,

A condolence meeting has been arranged by AHAR to pay tributes to Late Rao Datta Kadam (Babasaheb), 1st President of AHAR, on Monday, 14th September 2015 at Swami Mukhtananda Sabhagriha, Bunts Sangha, Kurla [East], Mumbai 400070 from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

You are kindly requested to attend the same on time.










Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

15 Oct 1931- 27 July 2015


An Inspiration As A Visionary

A Genius As A Scientist

A Trendsetter As A President

A People's Person

A Nation's Huge Loss









A Chat Show of our President Shri Adarsh Shetty will be telecast on BBC World

News on Sunday 28th June 2015 at 11.00 a.m.


It will be re-telecast at 10.00 p.m same day.


Members are requested to watch the same.








AHAR Salutes these Heroes for their Bravery

Shri Nesarikar

  Chief Fire Office

Sudhir Amin

Deputy Chief Fire Officer.

Mahendra Desai

Station Officer at Byculla Fire Station.


S W Rane

Assistant Divisional Fire Officer, Memonwada Fire Station.








Members are hereby informed that AHAR President Shri Adarsh Shetty had a meeting with  Shri Ramdas Athavale, MP - Rajya Sabha and President of RPI regarding serving of Maharashtrian Delicacies at Mumbai Restaurants.


AHAR President Shri Adarsh Shetty assured Shri Athavale that he will instruct all Restaurateur members of AHAR to arrange to serve immediately some popular local Maharashtrian dishes like Kanda Poha, Batata Poha, Batata Wada, Sabudana Wada, Kothimbir Wadi, Alu Wadi, Puri Bhaji, Shrikhand Puri, Usal Pao, Misal Pao, Wada Pao, Puran Poli etc.


AHAR members are requested to start serving these dishes asap keeping in mind the sentiments of the local people.


Adarsh Shetty


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Invitation for comments/suggestions on Draft Manuals 


FSSAI has invited comments/ suggestions on the following Draft Manuals (15 number) on Methods of Sampling and Analysis of Food & Water:-



Last date for providing comments to FSSAI is 25-5-2015.


Click here for your reference and format for providing comments.










"If not 24 X 7 night Life, give us 3.00 am deadline" - Shri Adarsh Shetty, President - AHAR






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                         DR. RASHMI KOLHE


Dr. Rashmi Kolhe is an expert Food Technologist with a decade of experience and an active member of Association of Food Scientist and Technologist, Mumbai Chapter. She can be reached through Email:


Dr Rashmi Kolhe is featured in a programme on Food Food Channel related to natural colours.


These are the repeat telecast timings
Food This Week
22nd April 2015  - Wednesday7.30 pm
25th April 2015 – Saturday5 pm
26th April 2015 – Sunday9pm
27th April 2015 – Monday8.30 pm
28th April 2015 – Tuesday4:30 pm





Excise License Renewal 2015-16


Please note that the Excise Department has agreed to accept a self declaration letter in place of affidavit for FLIII license renewal. If you have received a notice for non payment of VAT at the time of renewal of FL-III License, you can provide copies of the VAT paid challans to your division excise officer and he will renew the excise license.


For details contact:


Mohan Shetty (City)  on 9920803020


Vijaykumar Shetty (Suburbs) on 9323204476





Excise License Renewal 2015-16

Online Payment

LOG on to the website address below

Click on Pay without registration

Select as follows

  • Department - Commissioner of State Excise
  • Payment Type – Foreign Liquor and spirits
  •  District – Mumbai
  • Office Name- Supt. State excise Mumbai City or Mumbai Suburban (Depending on your location)
  • Scheme Name – Licence fees for sale of foreign liquor or manu. Ind
  • Period – 2015-2016         Annual
  • Form ID – FL3
  • Amount of Tax – ____________(598950)
  • Department Tax ID - (hotel’s  Licence No.______)
  • PAN No. – (hotel’s registered PAN no.)
  • Name  &  Address (hotel’s name as per excise license book and address)
  • Remarks – Liquor license fees of Rs. _____________ year _______ for license no. _______.
  • Payment Mode – e – payment
  • Select Bank – (Where you will be making the payment Corporation bank, vijaya bank ,state bank etc as per the list indicated)
  • Copy Image text( rewrite numeric image in the box)
  • Click on Submit

Check and verify the draft challan for all the details and

Click on Proceed button below & it will take you to your bank website. 

Follow the same procedures as above for paying APPLICATION FEES.

Except for amount & remarks would be accordingly.



  • Payment Type – other receipts
  • Scheme Name – other receipts

Rest of the process is the same excepting Remarks wherein you state

NOKARNAMA fees of Rs. _____________ year _______ for license  no. _______.






RTGS Code No.






Name of Bank


State Bankof India -  Mumbai Main 

Type of Account



Name of Account




Type GRN No. in Message Box of RTGS Screen

  Write down UTR No. (15 digits) on Left Side of
    CHALLAN MTR Form Number 6.
  Take Fund Transfer Certificate from the Branch Manager
  Submit Online Challan and Fund Transfer Certificate to the Cash Counter of SBI, Main Branch, Fort, Mumbai.



A Delegate of AHAR lead by Shri Niranjan Shetty, Chairperson AHAR-MCGM Subcommittee and Spokesperson BJP along with Shri Sukesh Shetty, Hon. Gen. Secretary, Shri Vishwapal Shetty, Hon. Jt. Secretary, Shri Shashidhar Shetty, Hon. Treasurer, Shri Shailendra Shetty EX-VP and Chairperson AHAR Police Sub Committee-City, Shri K.V.Shetty, VP-Zone-II met Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar, State Finance Minister and presented him a Pre~ Budget memorandum to him for consideration. The Finance Minister while appreciating the contribution of Hotel Industry to the State assured that he will consider the views of AHAR while formulating the budget”


Appreciation from Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 30th January 2015 by the AHAR members

Indian Hotel & Restaurant Association representing 8000 Hotel and Restaurant Owners on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Punyatithi will conduct cleanliness Drive on 30th January 2015 from 11.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m in various areas of the City and the suburbs under the SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN.. Read More




AHAR Delegation With Hon'ble Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri. J P Nadda



AHAR delegation with Hon'ble Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri. Anant Kumar.



Dear Members, 

Attaching herewith the DA Circular for the period 1.7.2014 to 31.12.2014. Please read the note in the circular.

With Regards,

Sukesh Shetty

Hon.Gen.Secretary - AHAR


Dear Members, 

Please find below operative part of order of MERC in TATA POWER distribution licence case,Our stand is vindicted. MERC observed that TATA POWER roll out plan is inadequate and TPC is directed to present fresh roll out plan in 6 weeks.The fact that MERC has issued primacy to our observation above din and noise made by BEST, RELIANCE and TATA POWER has again proven that voice of AHAR is respected.


Order of MERC in TATA Power Distribution Licence Case



Team AHAR.




AHAR Has filed SLP against Mumbai High Court order in Service Tax in Supreme Court.
On 6th May our petetion was heard and the court directed us to serve petetion to respondent i.e. Government Of India within 6 weeks.
The next hearing would be in July 2014.

Dear Sir, 
Attaching herewith the Judgement by High Court of Uttarakhand at Nanital on VAT dated 10th April 2014. 
Sukesh Shetty 
Hon. Gen. Secretary 

Dear Sir,
Attaching herewith  the circular issued by Labour Commissioner regarding the holiday,closure on election day i,.e 24th April 2014 for your information.

Orginal Circluar Copy

with regards








Minimum Wage Matter: Nagpur High Court


Dear Members,


The Minimum Wages matter came up for hearing at Nagpur High Court on 11.4.2014. After taking documents on record the court decided hearing after summer vacation i.e after 8.6.2014. Till then the interim relief of payment of 70% of revised MW will continue.


Sukesh Shetty
Hon. Gen. Secretary 




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37th Annual Reports and Accounts 


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 Restaurant Business Exhibition


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Police NOCs Not Required For The Following:


1. Eating House Registration Certificate.

2. Swimming Pool License.

3. Place Of Public Entertainment License [PPEL-A]

4. Place Of Public Entertainment License [PPEL-B]

5. Performance License.




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