BYE-LAWS FOR LODGING HOUSES
The following bye-laws relating to
the regulation of Hotels, Lodging houses and other places proposed to be made
by the New Delhi Municipal Council in exercise of the powers conferred by
Section 388 (1) H (9) of the New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994 are hereby
published for general information as required by sub-section
(1) of section 391 of the said Act.
BYE - LAWS
1. Short title and
(1) These bye-laws may be called the New Delhi Municipal Council (Regulation of
Hotels, Lodging houses and Similar Places) Bye-laws, 2006.
shall come into force on the date of
their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. Definitions.--- (1) In these bye-laws unless the context
otherwise requires, ---
means the New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994 (44 of 1994);
includes any municipal officer or other municipal employee authorised by him in
this behalf; and
means a person granted a licence under sub-section
(1) of section 331 of the Act.
(2) Words and expressions used but
not defined in these bye-laws but defined in the Act shall
have the meanings assigned to them in the Act.
3. Lodging house.--- For the purpose of bye-laws 4
to 8 a “lodging house” shall mean a
sarai, hotel, boarding house for the public, rest house, or unlicensed
emigration depot or any other place where the public are admitted and provided
with sleeping accommodation on payment and shall
include religious and charitable institutions or “Ran Baseras” maintained and
supervised by the Government or the Council.
of a licensee.--- Every licencee of a lodging
house shall cause his name to be
registered as such in the Office of the Council and shall
also furnish to the Chairperson the following information in writing:-
The postal address of his lodging house.
The number of rooms reserved for lodgers in such house, along with
dimensions of each room.
of a lodging house.--- Every licensee of a lodging
house shall be required to make his
lodging house to conform, among others, to the following requirements:-
minimum height of every room intended for the use of the lodging shall not be less than 3.048 metre (about 10 ft.).
minimum specification floor area of each such room shall
not be less than 7.432 sq. metre (about 80 sq. ft.).
shall be provided for each such room
by means of windows, gratings or other opening exclusive of the doors, having a
combined area equal to not less than one tenth of the floor area of the room:
Provided that nothing herein
shall in any way be deemed to waive the
requirements of any bye-laws for the regulation of buildings in general which
may from time to time be enforced within the limits of New Delhi.
of a register.--- Every licensee of a lodging
house shall keep a register in which
he shall cause to be entered the
names and addresses of all residents
and inmates of his lodging house, and the date and time of their arrival,
departure and such other particulars as the Chairperson may prescribe.
of occurrence of infectious disease.--- The licensee of a lodging house
shall, when it comes to his notice,
immediately report to the Chairperson, the occurrence of any infectious disease
therein and shall take measures to
keep any person suffering from such disease isolated from all other lodgers unless the case has been investigated by the Chairperson.
of room, etc.--- No licensee of a lodging house
shall offer his lodging house or any
part of it to be occupied, if he knows or has good reason to believe that it
has been occupied by a person suffering from any infectious disease, until such
lodging house or part of it, as the case may be, and every article therein
likely to contain infection has been disinfected to the satisfaction of the
of water supply.--- Adequate quantity of pure and
wholesome safe water will be provided in the premises, the source of which will
be declared. The quality of water will be upto the satisfaction of the
RESTAURANT, TEA SHOP, COFFEE HOUSE, REFRESHMENT ROOM
AND EATING HOUSE
list.--- All licensees, who sell or
expose for sale savouries, sweets or other articles of food shall put up a notice board at a conspicuous place
showings rate list of the articles which he is exposing or offering for sale
indicating also whether they have been cooked in ghee or edible oil or
hydrogenated vegetable oil, or in any other fats.
from employing diseased persons.--- No licensee shall employ in his business premises any person who
is suffering from any infectious, contagious or loath-some disease.
of articles of food from privy, etc.--- No licensee shall manufacture, store or expose for sale or permit
the same any article of food in any premises not effectively separated to the
satisfaction of the Chairperson from any privy, urinal, sullage drain. The place of storage shall
be free from foul and waste matter.
to be covered.--- (1) Every licensee shall
ensure that all vessels used for the
storage or manufacture of the articles intended for sale shall have proper cover to avoid contamination.
(2) Articles of food and drink
exhibited for sale shall be kept by
the licensee in clean utensils properly protected from dust and flies all the twenty four hours.
handlers to be medically
examined.--- The licensee shall
ensure that food handlers are medically
examined and protected against cholera and typhoid and that necessary
certificate is displayed in the shop to this effect.
of premises.--- The licensed premises shall at all
reasonable hours be open for inspection by the Chairperson or the officers
authorised by him in this behalf.
to be deposited in municipal bin.--- The licensee shall ensure that the licensed premises and
surroundings are always kept in a clean condition, that no refuse or garbage is
allowed to remain near them and that
the refuse or garbage is put in a covered tub or receptacle and finally deposited into the Municipal bin.
to be clean.--- The occupier of the licensed premises or
his servants shall at all times be cleanly dressed.
articles not to be kept.--- Unwholesome article or
materials considered unfit for human consumption shall
not be kept by the licensee for sale on the premises.
of floor and furniture, etc.---- The licensee shall
cause the floor and drains of the licensed premises and every bench, table, stall or other articles used or kept on the licensed
premises or other place on which the articles are manufactured or prepared or
exposed for sale to be washed and thoroughly cleaned every day.
20. Walls etc. to be lime/colour washed.--- The licensee shall cause every part of the internal surface of the
walls and roof or the ceiling of the licensed premises to be thoroughly
lime/colour washed at least once a year.
fittings.--- The licensee shall
comply with all the reasonable
directions which the Chairperson which he may make to ensure the sanitary
fitness of the licensed premises.
licensed trade to be carried on.--- The licensee shall not carry on or permit to be carried on any
other trade in the licensed premises except the trade mentioned in the licence.
to be structurally fit.--- The licensee shall
keep the licensed premises structurally
fit for the purpose for which the licence is granted, that is to say:
(a) the premises
shall have a stone cement or other
impervious floor with one metre cement skirting;
(b) the walls
shall be properly plastered and lime
or colour washed;
premises shall be provided with a
drain. The whole floor shall be made of impervious material in such manner
that it allows all liquid to flow off by the drain which must be
connected to a municipal sewer or drain, where no such sewer exists;
(d) the premises shall
not be used as living or sleeping rooms; and
(e) there shall be no direct communications between the premises
and any room used as a sleeping or living room or with latrine or urinal.
24. Place of
cooking to be protected.--- The place of manufacture shall be completely protected by the licensee by
suitable wire-gauze panels and self-closing doors and he shall see that any process of heating or cooking is
carried out in a cooking range or Chullah having proper chimney and flue for
the escape of smoke.
to be properly tinned.--- Every utensil or container
meant for use for preparing or containing any article of food intended for sale
or ingredients for the preparation of such articles of food shall be properly tinned and kept by the licensee at all times clean and in good order and repair.
to be of good quality.--- No licensee shall use for manufacturing, preparing or storing any
food or ingredient of food intended for sale any utensil or container which is
made of such material or the material of which is in such a stage as is likely
to injure such food or render it noxious.
of water supply.--- The licensee shall not use or permit to be used in the manufacture
of articles of food, any water except water obtained from the water supply from
such sources as may be approved by the Chairperson.
to be displayed.--- The licensee shall display the licence at some conspicuous place on
the licensed premises.
to have proper flue.--- The licensee shall see that kitchen of the manufacturing place has
proper flue over the Bhatties and no Bhatti is allowed
to be put up outside the shop and even on licensed Takhats.
of utensils.--- Proper washing arrangements for
the used utensils shall be provided
by the licensee inside the premises as per directions of the Chairperson.
contravenes any of the provisions of these bye-laws shall
be punishable in accordance with section
390 of the Act.