service charge: Court wants eateries to rename ‘service charge’ – The Economic Times

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the National Restaurant Association of India and Federation of Hotels and Restaurant Associations to consider changing the “service charge” terminology to some alternative term like “staff welfare charges” so that the consumers are not misled into believing it to be a government tax.

Justice Pratibha Singh also directed the hotels and restaurants to refrain from exhibiting on their menus that service charge levied has been approved by the High Court ..

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