Concepts & More v. Palike

The Health Officer of the Greater Bangalore Municipal Council (Bruhath Bangalore Mahanagara Palike or “BBMP”) canceled the trade licenses of various restaurants and cafes serving hookah allegedly in violation of the license. The restaurants and cafes appealed this decision. The lower court ruled that the BBMP Commissioner did not have the authority to delegate his power to cancel trade licenses to the Health Officer. In this appeal, the court set aside the finding of the lower court and ruled that the Commissioner did have the authority to delegate his power to cancel the trade license to the Health Officer. Therefore, the court sent the case back to the lower court to be heard on the merits.


Concepts and More v. Palike, W.A. Nos. 3339/2012, 3035/2012, 3340/2012, 3341/2012, 3342/2012, 3343/2012, 3344/2012, High Court of Karnataka at Bangalore (2013).

  • India
  • Feb 27, 2013
  • High Court of Karnataka at Bangalore



  • Concepts and More
  • Kaipiroshka
  • Mahtani Enterprises
  • Mahtani Ventures
  • Mohteshim Shadab
  • One World Impex Pvt Ltd
  • Sri Prem Kumar V


  • Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
  • Health Officer (South), Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike

Legislation Cited

Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976

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