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MHADA's suggestions/proposal/ recommendations to MCGM on Draft Development Control Regulations 2034
These rules will be detrimental to the property owners of Tenants of Cessed Buildings, Ownership Societies or Leased property.
Please go through the entire proposal minutely and understand its implications.
Please be prepared for a Protest and Mass Movement against these draconian proposal and force MHADA and the govt. to withdraw these suggestions.




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. 




Communication from The Central Board of Excise & Customs



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FAQs on Settlement of Arrears in Disputes Act, 2016 



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Annual Medical Check-up for employees registered under ESIC 








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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SOURCE: Bombay Times




Dear Members,

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


Santosh R. Shetty

Hon. Gen. Secretary








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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Revised License Granting Procedures

Circular Dated 26.02.2016


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Fire Safety Guidelines

Circular Dated 30.10.2015


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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.








Remittance Of Dues Only Through Internet Banking From January 2016 
All Members are hereby informed that the Central Government vide notification no GSR 360 (E) dated 5th May 2015 has made it mandatory for employers to pay statutory provident fund dues through Internet Banking. 

Thereafter, employers who make payments of less than Rs. 1 lac per month were allowed to make payments through cheques upto December 2015. 

It has now been made compulsory for all employers to make payments through Internet Banking only.

All are hereby directed to remit the PF dues through Internet Banking only.

Payment Of EPF Should Be Made Before 15th Of Every Month
The EPFO has issued EPF Circular No. WSU/9(1)2013/Settlement/35031 dt. 8 Jan., 2016, removing the grace period of 5 days for depositing PF and hence Feb., 2016 onwards the due date shall be 15th instead of 20th.

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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AHAR President Shri Adarsh Shetty on BBC World News - India Business Report 

Hooch Tragedy.


Members are requested to watch the same.







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 






AHAR Publications

AHAR Hospitality

July-Sept 2016

AHAR Hospitality

AHAR Connect 

September 2016

AHAR Hospitality

36th Annual Reports and Accounts


AHAR Hospitality




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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