AP Government New Bar Policy for the Period 2017-18: BAR POLICY FOR THE PERIOD 2017-2022 (i.e., FROM 01-07-2017 TO 30-06-2022) FOR GRANT OF LICENCES FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF BARS.
AP Government New Bar Policy for the Period 2017-18
a) All the bar licenses existing as on 30-06-2017 shall be entitled for grant of fresh licenses on filing applications online subject to payment of non-refundable application fee, non-refundable registration charge and license fee and fulfillment of eligibility conditions as per Rules.
b) New bar licenses shall be granted in Urban Local Bodies where there are either no bars or inadequate number of bars by following a population criteria of one bar upto 30,000 population and in its multiples.
c) The Prohibition & Excise Superintendent concerned will issue notification in the District Gazette calling for applications for disposal of the new bars. In case of more than one application for a bar notified, selection of applicant will be by drawl of lots by the District Collector.
d) In case, the existing licensee who is entitled for grant of license fails to apply for grant of license on or before the last date and time notified or a bar licence other than that of star hotel (3-Star and above), Micro Brewery or Tourism Center is cancelled, such bar may be notified duly calling for applications for grant of fresh license.
e) Bar licenses shall be granted to Micro Breweries, Star hotels (3-star & above) as certified by the Dept. of Tourism, Central Govt. and in tourism centers (except religious tourism) as notified by the Department of Tourism of the Central Government or State Government as notified in the Tourism policy and in the tourism resorts registered with the tourism dept. in order to promote tourism in the State on filing applications subject to fulfillment of eligibility conditions irrespective of population of the place.
f) licenses for Beer and Wine Parlours in Form-2B(P) may be granted in Municipal Corporations and Tourism centers (other than religious tourism) as notified by the Department of Tourism of the Central Government or State Government as notified in the Tourism policy, Beach Shacks and in the tourism resorts registered with the Tourism Dept., subject to fulfillment of eligibility conditions.
g) eligibility criteria for grant of new bar licenses as follows:
- 1) The applicant must be holder of trade license issued by the local authority concerned to serve food.
- 2) He must submit two years Income Tax/VAT returns.
- 3) He must submit copy of plan of the proposed premises and consent letter of the owner in case the premises is rented.
- 4) He must submit Demand Draft for Rs.3 lakhs towards EMD.
- 5) He must pay Rs.2 lakhs towards non-refundable application fee.
h) No bar shall be permitted within 500 Mts. of both national and state highways and in case of areas comprised in local bodies with a population of 20,000 or less, the distance restriction shall be 220 Mts.
i) The period of license shall be five years subject to payment of non-refundable registration charge and license fee with an enhancement of @ 10% p.a.
j) The annual non-refundable registration charge and license fee for each of the licenses shall be as follows :
Provided that the annual non-refundable registration charge and the license fee for each of the licenses shall be enhanced @10% every year.
Provided further that the annual non-refundable registration charge and the license fee of a bar situated in the 5 KM belt from the periphery of a Municipal Corporation and in the 2 KM belt from the periphery of a Municipality, measured in a straight line on the horizontal plane, shall be at the rates of annual non-refundable registration charge and the license fee of bar situated within the limits of such Municipal Corporation and Municipality respectively
Provided also that where the bar falls within the belt area of a Municipal Corporation as well as a Municipality, the non-refundable registration charge and license fee payable shall be the non-refundable registration charge and license fee applicable to the Bar situated in the belt area of the Municipal Corporation.
k) The licensee also permitted to pay the non-refundable registration charge and license fee in five equal installments.
The Commissioner of Prohibition & Excise, Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada shall take necessary action in the matter.