`TS iPASS': Telangana first state to launch single window application system for food service sector

National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) Hyderabad Chapter, had hosted the largest Conclave of the Indian Restaurant Industry, Indian Restaurant Conclave 2022 (TIRC) at HICC.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 Sep 2022 4:22 AM GMT
`TS iPASS: Telangana first state to launch single window application system for food service sector

Hyderabad chapter of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) has unveiled a first-of-its-kind single-window application system for the food service sector through the TS-iPASS portal.

The service was launched in collaboration with the Telangana Commerce & Industries Department,

TS-iPASS portal will ensure streamlining licenses and faster processing through a single window and enhance the region's ease of doing business to a window of 15 days Vis-à-vis an earlier 8-month window.

TS iPASS portal will not only apply to Restaurants, Bars, and Food outlets, but also kiosks, bakeries, cafes, and cloud kitchens.

National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) Hyderabad Chapter, had hosted the largest Conclave of the Indian Restaurant Industry, Indian Restaurant Conclave 2022 (TIRC) at HICC.

It was attended by over a thousand delegates including all the stakeholders of the restaurant industry, prominent restaurateurs of India, Foreign Delegates, Investors, and Bureaucrats from pan India. It's the first time in the history of NRAI that an AGM was held outside Delhi.

The conclave included in-person panel discussions by eminent leaders from the industry such as Rahul Agrawal, CEO-Barbeque Nation, Nishit Pandey, CEO, McDonald's, AD Singh, MD, Olive Bar & Kitchen Group, Chaitanya Muppala, and Almond House, amongst several others.

Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary - l & C & IT, Telangana government said: "I am delighted that NRAI has chosen to host their annual convention in our city. I am told that this event never moved out of Delhi and to get it hosted in Hyderabad means a lot to us. I am happy that a lot of you have expressed your interest in expanding your operations in Hyderabad or setting up new hotels here. We just saw the signing of commitment letters of almost Rs 500 crore."

A Rs 500 crore Investment has been committed by Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt Ltd, Olive Bar & Kitchen, McDonald's, Almond House & wow Momo towards the state's "Invest In Telangana" initiative

Speaking on the occasion, Kabir Suri, President, NRAI said, "Over the years, NRAI has been instrumental in resolving the pressing issues of the F&B Industry. It has evolved to its highest extent, and anyone involved in this business will understand that keeping up with the current trends is a key success factor."

Chef Shankar Krishnamurthy, Chapter Head, NRAI, Hyderabad added: "The launch of this portal is in the right direction towards organizing this very important sector, which is in line with the Government of India's 'Digital India' program."

"The idea for the Hyderabad conclave was not only to voice the need of the restaurants but also for anybody working in the F&B space. The COVID -19 pandemic was the biggest hit to the F&B industry. To stay afloat and thrive in this dynamic and competitive market, restaurants will need to keep up with the latest F&B trends by adopting new-age technology and elevating the dining experience. Through the conclave, we aim to put Hyderabad as a significant F&B destination" said Mr. Shaaz Mehmood, Founder of NRAI, Hyderabad Chapter & Member, MC, NRAI- National.

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