Guwahati: Soon after the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has come up with new mandatory guidelines for beauty parlours, saloons, and spas, the urban local body on Tuesday carried out an inspection drive against seven parlours operating in the city.
The drive was carried out in Lakhtokia, Ganeshguri, Nepali Mandir areas respectively.
Speaking to media in this regard, Joint Commissioner Siddhartha Goswami said, “Our senior medical officer along with a team carried out an inspection at the spas and unisex parlours in the Lakhtokia, Ganeshguri and Nepali mandir areas. On Tuesday, the drive was carried out in seven parlours, of which three were found to be closed. The trade license of the other four parlours was checked by the team. During the inspection, it was found that three parlours were operating without trade licenses, whereas, one parlour had failed to renew its trade license since 2019.”
The expedition team also fined them up to Rs 1000 as a penalty, stated the GMC Commissioner.
All the four parlours shall have to pay the amount within the next three working days.
Meanwhile, the employees of the parlours in the city on Wednesday have staged a protest in Guwahati’s Latasil playground expressing strong dissatisfaction over the new guidelines issued by GMC.
They urged the urban local body to take stern action against those spas, beauty parlours and saloons engaged in any kind of malpractices.
The employees also claimed that new guidelines had forced the owners of the spas and unisex parlours to shut their establishments, thus, making it hard for them to survive.
On Wednesday, a total of 11 Unisex Spa and Salons were visited in Dona planet, Rudraksh Mall and Ulubari, out of which 4 numbers were found to be closed during the time of inspection.
Out of the remaining 7, all were found to be running their business without a valid trade license.
Notices were served and imposed a fine/penalty as per provision of law.