New Delhi. South Delhi Municipal Corporation (South MCD) Spa & Massage Centers (Spa and Body Massage CentersNew License Policy has been implemented for better operation of ) . This new license policy has been approved by the Lieutenant Governor. Under the new license policy, cross gender massage will not be allowed in spas and massage centers under the jurisdiction of SDMC.
Spas and massage centers will have separate sections for men’s and women’s massages. All the centers will be open from 9 am to 9 pm. Apart from this, police verification of the Spa Manager/Owner will be mandatory before issuing the licence. Also, it will be mandatory for all the customers to present the identity card.
Apart from this, all the guidelines will have to be followed for issuing or renewing licenses of Spas and Massage Centers under the jurisdiction of South MCD. Spa and massage centers can be opened in commercial, local commercial, notified commercial, mixed land use areas. Opening of new spas or massage centers will not be allowed in residential areas.
For obtaining the license, the applicant will have to provide the necessary documents such as proof of ownership / rent of the property, structural stability certificate, conversion fee, parking fee, registration fee and proof of deposit of property tax. Along with this, the medical fitness certificate of the person massaging the center will also have to be provided.
License fee will be applicable from time to time as approved by SDMC. The minimum floor area of the spa center complex should be 900 square feet. Also, the minimum height of the premises should be up to 9 feet. The minimum area of the massage table should be 50 square feet. The premises should be well ventilated and lighted. Along with this, exhaust fans should also be installed.
The centers should have proper arrangement of potable water and proper cleanliness of the centers should also be ensured so that there is no risk of any disease or infection. Strict action will be taken against the violators for disobeying these guidelines. Their license can also be revoked.