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AAP urges Centre to abolish service charge in restaurants

Aam Aadmi Party’s trade wing on Wednesday asked the Centre to abolish levying of service charge in restaurants.

It said it has also written to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the issue.

AAP’s trade wing convener Brijesh Goyal said the Centre’s order which allows a consumer the right to refuse to pay the service charge was leading to confusion between customers and restaurant owners.

“So, in order of avoid this confusion, the Centre should abolish levying of service charge completely,” Goyal said.

Service charge constitutes 10 per cent of the bill, apart from VAT and Service Tax.