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IRCTC’s e-ticketing revenue drops due to withdrawal of service charges
Tue, Jan 30, 2018
IRCTC sold around 209 million tickets via online platform in FY17 which saw an increase of 5% from 199 million tickets sold in the previous fiscal.
Service charge column on a bill may be left blank by restaurants, Govt says
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
CR Chaudhary, Minister of State Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, in a written reply to Lok Sabha said, "As per these guidelines, the bill presented to the customer may clearly display that service charge is voluntary, and the service charge column of the bill may be left blank for the customer to fill up before making payment."
Railway Ministry extends service charge exemption on e-tickets till September 30
Fri, Jul 07, 2017
Post demonetisation, Railway Ministry had announced withdrawal of service charge on online booking of tickets for the tickets booked from November 23, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
GST woes of customers continue as eateries begin charging GST on service charge
Tue, Jul 04, 2017
The dispute between customers eating out and restaurants forcing customers to pay service charge is not a new one. The government a few months ago made a statement clarifying that service charge is not mandatory and a customer can refuse to pay.
SBI to make changes in Service Charge once again
Wed, May 10, 2017
SBI to make changes in Service Charge once again.
Government issues new guidelines on Service Charge in Hotels, but doubts still remain
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
The Central Government has issued new guidelines on ‘Service Charges’ in hotels. While the guidelines make mandatory collection of service charge an unfair trade practice, the success of this move is still doubtful.
Restaurants cannot decide service charge, Govt says
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
In January, the Department of Consumer Affairs stated that service charge on food bills is not compulsory and a customer can choose to have it waived if not satisfied with experience.
Centre to issue advisory against service charge on food bills
Fri, Apr 14, 2017
"Our Department's view is that imposing service charge is an unfair trade practice and consumers need not pay," Paswan had said in January.
Here's what Service tax, service charge and service tax number mean for your food bill
Thu, Apr 06, 2017
Service tax on a restaurant bill has been laid down in the Service Tax Act.
Service charge exemption on railway e-ticket extended till June 30
Sat, Apr 01, 2017
The government waived the service charges after demonetisation in November last year to encourage digital modes of booking.
From no service charge on tickets to passenger safety: Key highlights of Railway Budget 2017-18
Wed, Feb 01, 2017
Find out the key highlights of India's Railway Budget 2017-18 as the government has announced e-ticket booking of railway tickets cheaper.
No service charge on IRCTC, Railway tickets to get cheaper
Wed, Feb 01, 2017
Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, at the presentation of the Union Budget announced many incentives for the Indian railways, which included withdrawal of service charge on e-tickets.