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A Bad Hair Day


  • Nandita Markandan


The procedure for obtaining a license for operating in local commercial areas is a hair-raising tale in itself. First the individual needs to apply to the Deputy Health Officer of the Department of Health under whose jurisdiction the area falls. Two copies of the Site plan with the blueprint of the dimensions of the shop are required. The minimum area of the shop is laid down as 100 sq ft and the minimum height as 9ft. A copy of the Key Plan earmarking the approach route to the neighbouring area is also needed. A proof of ownership/ tenancy/ legal occupancy along with a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owner also has to be attached. An affidavit stating that no unauthorised construction has been carried out in the premises after 31-12-1993 completes the list of certificates.[Working Paper No. 0003]

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  • Nandita Markandan, 2010. "A Bad Hair Day," Working Papers id:2616, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2616
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    license; commercial; hair-raising; Department of Health; No Objection Certificate; affidavit; unauthorised;

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