The standing committee of the East Delhi Municipal Company on Thursday accredited the brand new tips proposed by the civic physique for operation of spas and therapeutic massage centres, which features a ban on cross-gender therapeutic massage.
East Delhi Mayor Shyam Sunder Aggarwal had given an anticipatory approval to the brand new coverage late September. On Thursday, the EDMC panel accredited this proposal, which can now go to the EDMC Home for the ultimate nod, officers stated.
The brand new tips for operation of spas and therapeutic massage centres will probably be relevant to all such services working in areas underneath its jurisdiction.
In accordance with the brand new tips proposed by the civic physique earlier, cross-gender massages is not going to be allowed at spas and therapeutic massage centres and companies is not going to be supplied behind closed doorways.
Service rooms at spas and therapeutic massage centres is not going to have latches or bolts in doorways from inside and such institutions can solely function from 9 am to 9 pm, in line with the brand new coverage.
Rooms at these centres shall be supplied with self-closing doorways. Exterior doorways shall even be saved open throughout working hours, it stated. The coverage by the BJP-led EDMC additionally contains possession of an expert certification by individuals giving the service to clients.
“As per this new spa policy, only a male person (masseur) can offer massage service to male customers, and only a woman (masseuse) can offer massage to female customers,” Mayor Aggarwal had earlier stated.
Not too long ago, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had additionally accredited new stricter tips for operation of spas and therapeutic massage centres, together with a provision to ban cross-gender therapeutic massage, to stop sexual abuse and trafficking within the nationwide capital.
Additionally, it will likely be obligatory that particulars of all clients be saved in a correct register with their contact particulars, together with cellphone numbers and ID proofs, in line with the brand new tips proposed by the EDMC.
Spas and therapeutic massage centres may have separate altering rooms for women and men, and the premises can’t be used for residential functions, it stated.
A proposal to open milk cubicles or kiosks in its parks to assist keep the parks, was additionally accredited by the panel. Additionally, a coverage to permit use of open-air areas and terraces abutting licensed eateries as service space, topic to a number of situations, was postponed by the panel, officers stated.
The coverage had been launched mid-September with anticipatory approval of the authorities.
A proposal to outsource administration and upkeep of Ambedkar Sports activities Complicated in Trilokpuri for an preliminary interval of 5 years, which had additionally acquired an anticipatory nod two weeks in the past, was referred again to the chief wing of the civic physique, officers stated.
Chairman of the EDMC”s Standing Committee, Beer Singh Panwar had earlier stated that underneath the brand new tips, it will likely be needed for the masseur or masseuse to have a level or diploma or certificates in physiotherapy, acupressure or occupational remedy.
No particular person with no diploma or a diploma will be engaged on this work. He had stated that each one the staff could be carrying an ID card issued by the employer and they need to be no less than 18 years of age.
Panwar had stated that it’s essential to get their police verification accomplished by their respective employers.
The EDMC shall acquire the police verification of the proprietor or supervisor of a spa or a therapeutic massage centre earlier than issuing well being commerce license to it, together with premises verification, the civic physique has stated.
The identify, licence quantity, particulars of licence, working hours of every centre shall be prominently displayed on the premises or on a constructing.
Panwar had stated if any spa or a therapeutic massage centre is discovered concerned in any exercise associated to prostitution, then authorized motion will probably be taken as per the Immoral Visitors (Prevention) Act.
Aside from this, CCTV cameras with recording services will probably be put in on the entry, reception and customary areas and the footage will probably be retained for no less than three months, he had stated.
Panwar had stated in case of any violation of the rules, needed motion will probably be taken by the company authorities.
The EDMC panel throughout its assembly additionally resolved that to take away darkish spots, 50 streetlights with lampposts be put in in every of its 64 wards because the outdated ones are both not useful, or new ones are awaited.