How Much Should You Tip In 2017? India To Use ‘Discretion’ For Gratuity, Government Official Announces
With 2017 officially underway, many people celebrated by going out and ringing in the new year at a restaurant or another type of service establishment. With that service, though, comes the obligation to tip your server a certain percentage of the bill. But that was apparently no longer the case in India, according to a government official.
“Service charge is optional,” Ram Vilas Paswan, the union minister of food and public distribution, consumer affairs, for the government Of India, tweeted on Monday. Customers at restaurants have “a discretion to pay or not,” he added.