Hundreds of hoteliers of the city took part in the ‘Trade Licence Renewal Mela,’ organised on Tuesday.
With intent to ease the process of trade licence renewal, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) in association with Hotel Owners’ Association and Hotel Owners’ Charitable Trust organised one- day Trade Licence Renewal Mela at their premises in Krishnamurthypuram, here.
MCC Commissioner G Jagadeesh inaugurated the programme. Speaking on the occasion, he said “This mela is organised to benefit the hoteliers of the city and renew their trade license under a single roof. The zonal officers from all nine zones are assigned to renew the licences. In future more organisations must come forward and hold these kinds of events.”
Vice President of Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) Sudhakar S Shetty said “It is a great occasion for all the hoteliers across Mysuru to renew their trade licence. With the prologue of Goods and Service Tax (GST) in a few days, it is believed that a ‘Business licence’ will be introduced across the country which will merge with the trade licence. We have put forward this proposal before the government and are awaiting their decision.”
“The online process for the renewal of trade licence must be introduced, but in reality the launch of this facility is not easy. The scrutinising of documents and certificates needs to be simplified,” he added.
Speaking to ‘City Today’ President of Hotel Owners’ Association C Narayanagowda said “The licence renewal mela will cater to the hoteliers of the city, around 300 hoteliers are expected to renew their trade licences and a total of Rs 15 lakh is expected to be collected by the MCC during the mela.”
MCC health officer Dr Ramachandra, secretary of Hotel Owners’ Association A R Ravindra Bhat and others were present.