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1. What are the key activities of the department?
2. Who needs to apply for a CE?
3. How can one apply for a new CE?
4. What documents do I need to submit for issuance of a new CE?
5. What is the expected time frame for issuance of a new CE?
6. What should I do if there is an excessive delay in the issue of CE?
7. How can I renew my CE?
8. What should I do in case I do not receive the demand notice?
9. What would be my liability in case I have defaulted in making payment for CE fees?
10. What shall I do in case I need further information about CE?
11. How can I get information on my CE edited in cases such as change in location of business or errors in my CE?
12. What shall I do if I want to close the CE?
 
1. What are the key activities of the department?
The key activities of the department are:
a. Issuance of new CE
b. Renewal of CE
c. Cancellation of demands and closing of CE
d. Legal actions against the defaulting traders
e. Issuance of CEs to hand cart & carraiges
f.  Collection of renewal fees
g. Other issues related to departmental activities.

2. Who needs to apply for a CE?
Every person engaged in any trade or profession or calling within the KMC area is required to obtain a Certificate of Enlistment. Person intending to be engaged in any trade or profession or calling is also needed to obtain the CE from KMC.


3. How can one apply for a new CE?
Application forms can be obtained from any of the counters of the licence department or can be downloaded from website. Please refer to here for office address details.

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4. What documents do I need to submit for issuance of a new CE?
Following documents are generally required :
a. Application form duly filled up
b. Proof of occupancy of place of business
c. If a CE is sought on behalf of a company, kindly submit a copy of the Memorandum / Articles of Association, Declaration in Form No. 32. If CE is sought for Partnership firms, a copy of the Partnership deed needs to be submitted.
d. Other specific requirements for specific trades: For further details please contact Licence department or go through the website.
e. Relevant undertaking with seal & signature of proprietor / partners / director(s)


5. What is the expected time frame for issuance of a new CE?
Seven days.It may vary depending on the merit of the cases.


6. What should I do if there is an excessive delay in the issue of CE?
In the unlikely event of such occurrence, you are advised to contact the licence officer or the deputy licence officer in charge of the concerned unit office for proper redressal. In case of inordinate delay in granting the CE or for any other inconvenience you may also approach the Chief Manager (Licence) at the KMC HO.


7. How can I renew my CE?
A demand notice would be sent to you every year for renewal of CE mentioning the fees. Kindly deposit the fees at any of the offices as specified on the reverse of demand bill. The payment can be made either in cash or by cheque/demand draft/pay order in favor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation payable at Kolkata. On payment, the demand notice alogn with the payment receipt would be deemed as a CE.


8. What should I do in case I do not receive the demand notice?
In the unlikely event of such occurrence, kindly deposit the following document at the respective unit offices:

  • Original of the last paid CE
    On submission of the above document a duplicate copy of demand notice would be issued.

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    9. What would be my liability in case I have defaulted in making payment for CE fees?
    The trader shall be liable to pay :
    a.Two times of the fees as calculated from the current year schedule in case he has defaulted for one year.
    b.Three times of the fees as calculated from the current year schedule in case he has defaulted for two year.
    c.Four times of the fees as calculated from the current year schedule in case he has defaulted for three years or more.
    In case of renewal payment, trader is liable to pay the arrear dues along with penalty for the defaulting year(s).


    10. What shall I do in case I need further information about CE?
    In case you need further information please feel free to contact with our Help Desk Counter, Licence department, at the KMC head office. You may also call our helpdesk at 2286 1000 –Extension. Number. 2839 or at any unit offices of the Licence department. Please refer to here for office address details.


    11. How can I get information on my CE edited in cases such as change in location of business or errors in my CE?
    Kindly submit application in plain paper for effecting desired changes. KMC would hold an enquiry and on realization of necessary fees wherever applicable shall issue the CE.


    12. What shall I do if I want to close the CE?
    If you want to close the CE, please make up-to-date payment of fees for that financial year and apply for closure within the financial year enclosing current paid up CE. If it is a partnership firm, you also need to submit deed of dissolution. In case of a private limited company, necessary documents issued by R.O.C need to be produced, otherwise no effect will be given to the application for closure. If all documents are found in order, then after physical inspection by department, CE will be closed from that financial year and the applicant will get back the original CE with a remark 'closed' on it.


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