Licenses are of different types 1
1. Food safety license: This is obtained by FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India). Check out the website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and you can find the link to FSSAI (http://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in/UserLogin/Login.aspx).2. Health/Trade license: This can be acquired from local civil authorities of that area. In case you open a restaurant in Gurgaon, you need to visit their respective site (http://www.mcg.gov.in/MCGPortal/User/TradeLicense.aspx) and get registered to complete the process.3. Eating house license: This is provided by Licensing Police Commissioner of that city. In case you open a restaurant in Delhi, you need to go to the site of Licensing Police Commissioner of Delhi (http://delhipolicelicensing.gov.in/eating/eating-house.htm) and follow the procedures.4. Insurance: You can consult any insurance company for these insurances:
a. Public Liability b. Product Liability c. Fire Policy d. Building & Asset
There are other insurance policies also which are not mandatory but useful.
4. Prevention of Food and Adulteration (PFA) Act, 1954: The PFA Act covers food standards, general procedures for sampling, analysis of food, powers of authorized officers, nature of penalties and other parameters related to food. It protects India against impure, unsafe, and fraudulently labelled foods.
5. Shops and Establishment Act: You are required to register your restaurant under the Shops and Establishment Act.
6. Signage license: You will be required to obtain this license from local civil authorities.