12a. Permission to be taken to open a branch office :
(1) The license holding person if desires to open a branch office in a place except than the place mentioned in the license, shall submit an application for approval before the Ministry specifying the place where such office has
to be situated.
(2) If the application has been received pursuant to sub rule (1), the Ministry shall give the approval to open the branch office as per the request of the applicant after making the required inquiry about it.