<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Artists, performers and food festival organisers can heave a sigh of relief as the Delhi Police will be launching an online system to grant “Casual Performance Liceses” for various performances across the Capital.Commissioner of Delhi Police, Amulya Patnaik will inaugurate the online system on Friday at the police headquarters.Atul Sikand, Director, Asian Hawkers Market appreciated the move, calling it progressive and in sync with changing times. “It is a very positive step that the Delhi Police has taken. It will not only streamline the entire process of seeking permission but will also encourage small players who do not have access to participate in big events, to come forward and showcase their talent. Most of all, it will make holding events easy and convenient,” he said.The Capital witnesses various weekend music/food festivals, concerts, exhibitions and performances by various artists at various locations in Delhi for which the licensing department of Delhi police receives various applications for performances in open grounds and other festivals.A senior police officer revealed that the online system would speed matters up, as earlier the organisers had to themselves come to the Licensing Department and then hand over their required documents in order to proceed.Later on, the file would be sent to the other relevant departments such as fire, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), traffic police, local police, electrical department and other bodies.They will then inspect the location and give out their certificates. Some check by them can only be carried out when the event is about to commence such as the stage and relevant entry and exit points from the main stage.”The entire system was time consuming and sometimes took even weeks. With the coming of the online system the license will just be a click away as the entire procedure will speed up. In case there is an issue with someone’s license the adequate response will be sent to them within hours,” he said.


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