AP Govt New liquor Policy 2015-17 : Allow Malls and Hyper Markets to Sell Liquor, new licence will be valid for two years, 10 per cent of the outlets will be managed by the State
AP Govt New liquor Policy 2015 : Allow Malls and Hyper Markets to Sell Liquor
The AP government will allow big shopping malls and “hybrid hyper markets“ to sell liquor from July 1 onwards. Releasing the new excise policy on Monday. excise and prohibition minister Kollu Ravindra said that it will be effective from July 1, 2015 to April 30, 2017, which means the licence duration will be for two years.
The main Important point is :
- The new licence will be valid for two years from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017
- 10 per cent of the outlets will be managed by the State.
The new policy would fetch an additional revenue of 2,400 crore. Setting aside speculation that liquor will be sold alongside essential commodities, vegetables and consumer durables, the minister said that only shopping malls with 10,000 sq. ft. or more will be allowed to sell liquor.
Ap Govt New excise policy : New policy allows AP malls sell liquor
” Our survey Found that there are 10 to 15 such shopping malls. The change has been brought in with a view to modernise retailing of IMFL and FL. I do not agree that we are taking liquor to the doorstep of the people. This will help keep check on quality. Moreover, this policy is already being followed in states like Karnataka.” Mr Ravindra said.
He made it clear that the new liquor shops shall not have names of gods or goddesses. “We are framing separate guidelines to ensure the names of the shops are generic in nature.” he said.
When it was pointed out how can a shop have names other than gods. since most names were linked to some sod or the other. Mr Ravindra said there were several names which are not associated with religion. “The owners can pick these names, ” he said, adding that violators of this rule will face stringent action.
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