Current Affairs – June, 2014

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Maharashtra legislation to ban dance bars across the state

In a bid to impose a ban on dance bars across state, the Maharashtra assembly passed a law which amends Maharashtra Police Act which banned performance of bar dancers in all hotels, bars and restaurants. In 2005, while banning dance bars, the government had denounced the bars as dens of immorality. It claimed they debauched the young and were meeting places for criminals.

In 2006, a ruling by the the Bombay high court held the ban as violation of the constitutional right to earn a living and held it against public interest. Before the ban, there were around 400 dance bars in Mumbai which employed over 65,000 women and 40,000 men, with the dancers earning up to Rs 25,000 per month. Post-ban, the loss to government and industry was estimated at over Rs 3,000 crore. On July 16, 2013, the Supreme Court upheld Bombay HC decision to scrap the ban in the state.

As per the newly amended Maharashtra Police Act, All dance performances in bars and restaurants across all types of hospitality industry are banned. Any violation of this code would attract the imprisonment of minimum 3 months to maximum 5 years and minimum 1 lakh to 5 lakh fine besides cancellation of the hotel permit. Now, all dance bars’ licenses stand cancelled and will be withdrawn within 30 days. Earlier, such ban was imposed on all hotels, bars and restaurants below 3-star category. Now, the ban is applicable to even the starred hotels — from 3 to 5-star. This step has been made to avoid the discrimination between the ordinary dance bars and dance bars in starred hotels which Supreme Court had objected to.

The law imposes a complete ban on dance bars and dance performances at 5-star hotels. However, family parties in pubs and discotheques, and orchestras are not within the purview of this ban.

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DLF is India’s first realty company to get ISO 9001: 2008 certification

Realty behemoth DLF has become India’s first real estate firm to get ISO 9001:2008 quality certification for development of housing and commercial projects.

DLF Home Developers Ltd, an arm of DLF, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification after meeting the rigorous standards set by British Standard Institute (BSI), a recognized business standards company.

DLF Home Developers is the first realty firm in the country to receive this internationally recognized Quality Management system (QMS) accreditation​.

The certification DLF has achieved the certification which focused ‘The Development of Commercial and Residential Complexes’ after undergoing rigorous assessment for its adherence to delivery schedules of both residential and commercial projects, customer satisfaction and quality of construction.

With the implementation of QMS, DLF ensures highest level of process and quality control in execution of its projects. QMS has very meticulously documented procedures addressing highest level of specifications to be achieved during various stages of development. The QMS rules help enhance systems, improve areas of weakness and cut down process in-efficiencies. This system ensures conformity to all applicable legal and regulatory requisites. It gives an extra stress on health, safety and environment at the work place during the course of construction.

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