Yogi government's big decision - if you keep more liquor than the limit in unlicensed house, then you will be fined
Lucknow: The Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh has now decided to impose a fine for possessing more liquor than the limit. In fact, many important decisions have been made in the new excise policy approved by the Yogi cabinet. To have more liquor than the limit, one has to take a license now. Provision has been made for obtaining license for keeping liquor in excess of the prescribed retail limit for personal use or personal bar.
Additional Chief Secretary of Excise Department Sanjay R. According to Bhusreddy, under the new excise policy of the state, for personal use, individuals will have to obtain license to purchase, transport or keep in private possession liquor in excess of the prescribed retail limit. For this, a license fee of Rs 12,000 and securities amount of Rs 51,000 will have to be deposited every year subject to the stipulated conditions. Under the new policy, there is a limit to purchase, transport or private possession of only six liters of alcohol per person or in a house. For having more liquor than this, a license has to be obtained from the Excise Department.
Bhusreddy said that the Yogi government has set a revenue target of about Rs 6 thousand crore more than Rs 34,500 crore in the year 2021-22 as against Rs 28,300 crore in the year 2020-21 of the Excise Department. As a result, 7.5 percent increase in annual license fees for 'country liquor, foreign liquor retail shops and model shops for the year 2021-22. There is no increase in the retail shop license fees of beer.