Panel submits dance bar plans

Published: 22nd October 2016 01:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd October 2016 04:40 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The committee constituted to frame ‘guidelines to provide adequate safety and improved working conditions’ for grant of permission for engagement of women on the premises of IMFL ‘on’ shops  (hotels/bars/restaurants) has submitted its recommendations to the State Government.

Agreeing to the instructions regarding nature of costumes to be worn by performers in musical programmes on the licensed premises and specifications of the stage and barriers made by the Supreme Court, the committee suggested the Excise authorities, licencee and performers to wholly comply with the same.

The applicants of licensed premises seeking permission to engage women to perform in musical programmes will have to provide proof of identity of women containing their names and other details including willingness to perform. The Excise authority would verify the facts mentioned in the application before granting necessary permission.

The music system installed in such locations must have sound limiters to ensure the maximum volume as prescribed under Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000. The applicants must install CCTV cameras at appropriate places with proper mechanism to ensure that the facilities cannot be tampered with and such recorded evidence can be verified by police as well as Excise authorities from time to time. The licencee will display the licence prominently on the walls of the premises and provide adequate toilet and locker facilities for female employees, who would also be issued photo identity cards to be used during duty, the committee recommended.


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