India bans service charge at hotels and restaurants

India's consumer protection authority has banned hotels and restaurants from levying a service charge on bills.The order came after authorities said there had been an increase in complaints by customers being forced to pay the charge.Restaurants often add a 5% to 15% tip to a customer's bill under a "service charge" category.But new rules say restaurants can no longer "add service charge by default or automatically" to the bill.The new...

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