Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicService tax

Topic: service tax

70% consumers unhappy with Delhi HC stay on rule restricting service charge at eateries — survey

LocalCircles survey finds that 20% consumers plan to 'fight and not pay the additional charges', while 37% say they will avoid restaurants levying service charge.

Hotels & restaurants cannot levy service charge by default on food bills, says Centre

According to guidelines issued by the Central Consumer Protection Authority, eateries should inform consumers that service charge is optional and at their discretion.

37% consumers paid service charge at air-conditioned restaurants in April, finds survey

Conducted by LocalCircles across 271 districts, the survey also found that only 23% consumers were not levied service charge by eateries.

Off The Cuff with Arvind Panagariya

Arvind Panagariya, Professor, Columbia University & Former Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog was the guest in the latest digital edition of Off the Cuff. In a...

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.