15 percent reduction on the offtake of RML, in lieu of this, the revenue will have to be compensated
- the allegation of the liquor merchant - the state government adopted a double policy, sitting on dharna
The Excise Department has resorted to crossing the sinking Naya. But this resort is not liked by the liquor merchants. This is the reason why liquor licensees are angry despite the announcement of 15 percent discount on RML by the Excise Department. In fact, due to the new policy of the Excise Department, many liquor licensees across the state have surrendered their shops due to non-profitability. The reason behind this is the lifting of basic license fee and RML implemented by the Excise Department. According to the rules of the Excise Department, it is mandatory for the liquor licensee to lift 50 percent RML. Now the Excise Department has cut 15 percent on offtake. But the basic license fee and excise duty will have to be paid on it or liquor will have to be lifted according to this revenue. The Excise Department has issued a letter on September 9, asking for exemption to liquor licensees. According to the letter, from the point of view of revenue interest, excise and A point has been amended in the alcohol moderation policy year 2021-22. According to the letter, if any liquor licensee is willing, then it has been allowed to keep at least 50 percent of Rajasthan-made liquor at 35 percent out of country liquor and RML component and allow the option to supply the remaining 15 percent from country liquor. . In lieu of the above 15% share, if it is filled with country liquor, then the difference between basic license fee and excise duty will have to be deposited separately so that there is no loss of revenue. According to the liquor licensees, due to the dual policy of the state government, there is talk of giving exemption on one side and on the other hand there is no loss of revenue, for this basic license fee and excise duty will also be collected.
What is the matter
The biggest reason for the failure of the new excise policy is to implement the basic license fee. Earlier, the state government used to collect excise duty only from the liquor merchant. To increase the revenue, the state government has implemented basic license fee for the last two years. This has also been increased this financial year. The second is that the excise department had kept the offtake of RML at 50 per cent. This liqueur is 25 UP. Its sales are quite low compared to other wines. Liquor traders in the state are adamant on the demand of making RML only 20 percent instead of 50 percent offtake.
Here, the licensees sitting on dharna are sitting on a dharna
in front of the liquor warehouse located on Hanumangarh-Sangaria road in protest against the policy of the Excise Department. Liquor traders raised slogans against the government by imposing a symbolic lock on the warehouse on Tuesday. Licensee Pradeep Tiwari said that the licensees giving the highest revenue to the government
They have been on strike for the past several days. But the government is not ready to give up its dogma. Liquor licensees Vinod Beniwal and Pappu Singh Gill alleged that instead of resolving the problems, the government and departmental officers were troubling them by adopting a double policy. Due to this, there is resentment among all the liquor contractors of the state. The licensees warned that the agitation would continue till 20 per cent offtake of RML was done. On this occasion Vinod Suda, Dinesh Bhaker, Dalip Kaswan, Gagandeep, Vinod Khichhad, Bhanu, Mukhram Tandi, Chinu Verma, Ravindra Sihag, Narendra Godara, Rakesh, Dalip Chhimpan, Shyamlal Shorgar etc. were present.