September Deadline For Shops To Put Marathi Signboard: Mumbai Civic Body Tells Court

The petitioner mentioned they are all set and ready to change the signboard.


The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) on Friday instructed the Bombay High Court docket that it has extended until September the deadline given to shops and other institutions to put up signboards in Marathi Devanagari script.

A division bench, headed by Justice R D Dhanuka, was listening to a petition filed by the Indian Hotel and Eating places Association complicated the validity of the earlier deadline of Could 31 to adjust the language, font sizing, and get of the language on signboards.

The BMC’s advocate Dhruti Kapadia educated the court that the civic human body has granted an extension and the deadline is now September 2022.

Advocate Vishal Thadani, who represents the petitioners, explained to the courtroom that outlets and institutions will comply with the instructions inside of the prolonged time period of time.

The bench then disposed of the petition.

The freshly extra specifications for shifting signboards had been prescribed by the BMC less than segment 36A of the Maharashtra Stores & Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Circumstances of Service) Act.

The petitioners had stated that the modification issued did not prescribe for a preset time period.

Having said that, by way of newspaper commercials and notices issued to the institutions, the BMC experienced fastened a deadline of May 31, the plea said, incorporating that members of the affiliation were prepared and willing to adjust the signboards.

The recently released norms will involve enormous bills and labour to have out the changes, the institution proprietors had earlier mentioned.

The failure to abide by the prerequisite within the deadline will catch the attention of a penalty, which could go as higher as Rs 5,000, the petitioners experienced reported, trying to find an extension of 6 months.

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