Registration of hotels and restaurants
5. (1) The owner of every hotel and restaurant shall, within a period of two months from the commencement of this Ordinance, or from the date of opening of the hotel or restaurant, whichever is later, apply to the Controller for registration of his hotel or restaurant and, in the case of a hotel, also for its classification, on payment of such fees as may be prescribed.
(2) No hotel or restaurant shall be registered unless-
(a) it conforms to the prescribed standard of health, hygiene and comfort:
Provided that the Controller may allow provisional registration subject to such conditions as he may deem fit and, for good and sufficient reasons, modify, alter or withdraw any such condition at any time;
(b) it furnishes at its expense certificates of medical fitness from a Civil Surgeon in respect of its staff in such form as may be prescribed;
(c) the building is structurally safe and adequately protected against fire or an accident arising out of electricity or gas and safety of the guests or customers is ensured.
(3) The Controller, or an officer authorised by him in this behalf, or a member of the Committee, may, at any time, inspect the premises of a hotel or restaurant, call for any information, plan or data in respect of any matter concerning such hotel or restaurant or, at the cost of the owner, carry out, or require the owner to carry out, test of any articles or appliances or foodstuff.