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Hotels in Karnataka to face action for levying service charge

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs U T Khader has said they would take action against hotels that levy service charge in the coming days.

Published: 26th April 2017 04:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2017 04:53 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs U T Khader has said they would take action against hotels that levy service charge in the coming days.

Addressing reporters on Tuesday, Khader said the Centre had issued an order stopping hotels from doing so and they would take action accordingly.

“Hotels have been levying around 6-8 per cent as service charge. Anyone can file a case in the consumer court if they are asked to pay service charge. Then action can be taken in accordance to the law,” he said.
Khader said awareness will be created on this aspect. He said money would be provided to 5 lakh poor families to get a gas connection.

Rural consumers who get gas connections would also be given a choice to either choose supply of kerosene or rechargeable LED bulb set.

Select consumers would get a free gas connection along with a two-burner gas stove costing Rs 1,000 under Ujwala scheme of the Union government.



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