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Good news for tipplers: Delhi govt approves home delivery of alcohol; know what is the new excise policy

Alcohol Home Delivery in Delhi:

New Delhi: Alcohol Home Delivery in Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has given its nod to the home delivery of alcohol. Now, the habitual drinker, as well as occasional party-animals, will be able to get their favourite liquor bottle at their doorstep. A few days ago the Excise Department of Delhi sent a proposal in this regard to the government. According to a report, the Delhi government has approved the home delivery of liquor through the mobile phone app and website. The order will have to be placed through the mobile app or online web portal, followed by home delivery of liquor. According to the latest information, the Delhi government has approved the new excise policy only on the permission of the Lieutenant Governor. Home delivery of alcohol will be possible on its implementation. However, people have to pay some extra charges to avail of this service. Along with this, youths up to the age of 21 years will also be allowed to drink and buy liquor.

 

 

What is the new excise policy

According to the Excise (Amendment) Rules, 2021, L-13 license holders will be allowed to deliver liquor to people’s homes. Now, the notification issued by the Delhi government has said that license holders will be able to deliver liquor to households only through mobile apps or online web portals. Home delivery or online delivery of alcohol is considered better in the Corona era. The Government of Mumbai has started this facility in the Corona era. Which has the facility of home delivery from seven in the morning to eight in the night. In which home delivery of liquor is done at an additional charge.

After business and tax in Delhi, the excise tax is the main means of increasing the income of the state government. The government gets revenue of about Rs 5,000 crore in a year from excise tax. In such a situation, permission has been given for the home delivery of liquor. With the closure of the sale of liquor in Delhi, its smuggling in Delhi increases further. Illegal liquor from other states was caught in the lockdown imposed last year, apart from this, many big bars and clubs also sold liquor secretly. The Excise Department has collected a total fine of more than Rs 2 crore on such clubs being caught. In this, a fine of Rs 45 lakh was charged from a reputed club.

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