Liquor sale in Delhi: Old excise policy to continue from September 1
New Delhi : Liquor sale and its latest policy has been in news for quite some time with a lot of questions over its implementation; now the authorities have said that the old excise policy will be implemented on the liquor sale from September 1, 2022 onwards.
Since the new policy is being scrapped and the old policy is making a comeback, many private shops have been seen shutting off; there are many private liquor shops which have pasted the notice outside their gates that "this shop will be closed on August 31 mid night."
The excise department is not just planning to bring back the old policy, they are also making arrangements to open 300 new shops in the first week and another 500 in the next week from September 1.
Liquor shortage in Delhi?
Now, when there is a lot of things are happening in regards to the liquor sale policies, the private vendors are just keeping the stock that can be sold in a day or two. This has created a temporary shortage of liquor and availability of only a couple of brands.
New Excise Liquor Policy
As per new policy, more than 849 shops were supposed to be opened in the national capital but less than 600 shops were opened and less than 350 are operational at the current time. The private vendors were given the rights to sell the liquor at their own prices to give customers extra discount. The modern shops were made with a mall culture where customers were allowed to step in and purchase the liquor of their own choice by handpicking them.
Old Excise Policy from September 1, 2022
From September 1 onwards, the liquor sale will be entirely under the government control and the shops will be managed by four excise departments with no discounted price. 20 new premium shops will be opened. Eight shops will be opened on September 1. The remaining 12 premium shops will be opened till December 31.