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Guidelines for Classification / Re-classification of Hotels - changes regarding mode of payment for fee for Classification / Project Approval.

16 th Jun 2017

The Managing Director/CEO/Director/Partner/General Manager
All FHRAI Members

CC:      All Members of the Executive Committee
            All Regional Associations 

            President FHRAI

Sub.: Guidelines for Classification / Re-classification of Hotels - changes regarding mode of payment for fee for Classification / Project Approval.

Dear Member,

Greetings from FHRAI!!

This is to inform you that The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, has modified the following paras.  in the Guidelines for Project Approval and Classification/ Reclassification of Hotels issued on 16th December, 2014 vide its letter No. 8-TH-I(3)/2013 (H&R) dated 12th June, 2017.

  1. Para No. 14 of Annexure-I (Hotel Project Approval Guidelines) which read as follows:

            The fee payable by RTGS/NEFT/Debit/Credit cards in respect of application for the Project approval and subsequent extension, if required as under:

Star Category

Amount (Rs.)

5- star

15000

4-star

12000

3-star

8000

2-star

6000

1 -star

5000

Heritage

12000

Further, It is mandatory for the hotel/property applying for hotel project approval on or after the 1st July, 2017 to have facility/infrastructure for accepting/making payments by digital mode once the hotel is operational.

  1. Para No. 11 of Annexure-II (Hotel/Classification/Re-classification Guidelines).which read  as follows”

The fee payable by RTGS/NEFT/Debit/Credit cards in respect of application for the Project approval and subsequent extension, if required as under:

Star Category

Amount (Rs.)

5- star

15000

4-star

12000

3-star

8000

2-star

6000

1 -star

5000

Heritage

12000

Further, it is mandatory for the hotel/property applying for classification/re-classification on or after 1st July 2017, to have facility/infrastructure for accepting/making payments by digital transactions.

It is also for all other classified hotels including those for whom application is made by 30.06.2017, shall ensure that they have facility/infrastructure for accepting /making payment by digital transaction by 30.09.2017 or within three months of classification order, whichever is later. 

A copy of the letter dated 12th June, 2017 is sent herewith for your ready reference.

Thanking you & Regards,

Amitabh Devendra
Secretary General
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