Entertainment Branch, Collector, Mumbai Suburban District

Right to information and Obligations of Public Authorities
Information about section 4(b) I to XVII  






The particulars of its organization, functions and duties

Entertainment Duty Officer

(Entertainment Branch)


 Administrative Bldg., 9th Flr., Govt. Colony, Bandra (E.), Mumbai-51.


 Implementation of Bombay Entertainment Duty Act 1923, and  rules thereunder  


The powers and duties of its officers and employees

1) Process applications for grant of permission to the Entertainment programme under sec.4(2)(b) of Bombay Entertainment Duty Act 1923.

 2) Levy of Entertainment Duty

 3) Detection of unauthorized entertainment items / programmes.

 4) Recovery of Entertainment Duty

 5) Verification of service charges collected by the theatres and the expenditure thereon

 6) Processing application for Renewals of Permissions under section 4(2)(b) permission / registration certificate. 


The procedure followed in decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability

1) Receipt of application.

2) Enquiry through Entertainment Duty Inspector & Assistant Entertainment Duty Officer.

3) Scrutiny of applications.

4) Issue permission or an order imposing, penalty, Levy.

5) Recovery of the Entertainment Duty .


The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Yearly target for recovery of Entertainment Duty is fixed by the Govt


The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging it functions.


1) Bombay Entertainment Duty Act 1923 and rules there under

2) The Maharashtra Advertisement Tax-1967 and rules there under

3) The Bombay Betting Tax Act.

4) The Bombay Race Courses licensing Act.

 5) Resolutions and Circulars issued by the Govt. time to time.


The statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control Cash Book , Receipt Book, Register of permissions under section  4(2)(b) permission & files, Registers of Audit Reports / Paras.


The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation there of

1) Video Piracy Committee is established as per Government Orders.

 2) Monthly Lokshahi din is organized at Collectorate and decisions  for implementation if necessary are arrived at in the meeting.


A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public

1) Video Piracy (Prevention) Committee

This Committee consists of 10 members.  The meeting of the committee is held regularly on quarterly basis & the minutes of the meetings are kept & these minutes are assessable to public.

 2) Monthly Lokshahi din is organized at Collectorate and decisions  for implementation if necessary are arrived at in the meeting.


A directory of its officers and employees

1)                  Smt. Vaishali Lambhate,

                Entertainment Duty   Officer           

2)                  Shri A.V. Kadam,

                Assistant Entertainment Duty Officer

3)                  Shri R.Y.Nigwekar,

                Assistant Entertainment Duty Officer

4)                  Shri S.J. Nalawade,          Awal Karkun

5)                  Smt.S.D.Swami,               Awal Karkun

6)                  Shri D. R. More,              Clerk

7)         Smt.R.R. Sawant              Clerk cum Typist


The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations

E.D.O. (Tahsildar) - Class I


A.E.D.O. (Naib Tahsildar) –Class II


Awal Karkun –Class-III


Clerk –Class-III


Clerk cum Typist - Class-III



The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made  Not Applicable


The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes :-


Not Applicable





Particulars of recipients of concession, permits or authorizations granted by it: Not Applicable




Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic from : --



The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use: Necessary information is provided during the office working hours.  library or reading room are not available.


The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers:

Smt. Vaishali Lambhate, Entertainment Duty Officer, Mumbai Suburban District  

Phone Nos. 26556799, 26557807


Such other information as may be prescribed Nil



Entertainment Duty Officer

Mumbai Suburban District