107th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra2305991272599667 Tamil Nadu122350741671700 Delhi104864781993213 Gujarat38419273131994 Uttar Pradesh3115620331845 Telangana2953617279324 Karnataka2887711878471 West Bengal2482316291827 Andhra Pradesh2381412154277 Rajasthan2221216877489 Haryana1936414505287 Madhya Pradesh1634112232634 Assam14033872724 Bihar139789792109 Odisha11201740767 Jammu and Kashmir92615567149 Punjab71404945183 Kerala6535370828 Chhatisgarh3526283514 Uttarakhand3305267246 Jharkhand3192217022 Goa203912078 Tripura177313241 Manipur14357930 Puducherry120061916 Himachal Pradesh110182510 Nagaland6733030 Chandigarh5234037 Arunachal Pradesh2871092 Mizoram2031430 Sikkim134710 Meghalaya113451
Nation Current Affairs 26 Apr 2017 Hotel service tax: C ...

Hotel service tax: Customers feel shortchanged

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 26, 2017, 6:42 am IST
Updated Apr 26, 2017, 7:02 am IST
If it exceeds that then it is up to the customer to avoid the restaurant.
Hotel service tax (Representational image)
 Hotel service tax (Representational image)

Bengaluru: A series of tweets by Union Minister for Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan has put the entire hotel industry and customers into confusion.

The Minister had said that service charge was voluntary and this might come as a relief to the consumer who finds restaurants and hotels slapping service charges in the bill.

 

Pradyumna, who frequents eateries, said, "Food courts in malls charge hefty service charges which I have never understood. In most cases it is self-service or buffets and the staff does not serve customers."

The whole idea behind service charge was to regulate tipping of waiters and other staff. But the public still remains confused over the issue.

Clearing the air, Subramanya Holla of Bruhat Bangalore Hotel Association Subramanya Holla said, "There was never any law regarding service charges. It has now been left to the discretion of restaurants. There is no cap on percentage, but I normally notice up to 10%."

 

If it exceeds that then it is up to the customer to avoid the restaurant.

Justifying the hoteliers' perspective, Charles Hayward, owner of Connie's restaurant said, "Service charge levied without clearly informing customers is wrong. Anything above 10% is ridiculous. There must be no concept of a luxury tax. Whether I eat from Taj or a bhelpuri vendor, the overall tax must remain the same," he added.

...
Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT