Delhi Government Excise License: Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena has approved the Delhi government’s decision to extend the excise license by one month. Now after the approval of LG, the supply of liquor in Delhi will resume. For the Delhi New Excise Policy Extension, the government issued a formal order saying that the new excise policy will continue in Delhi till August 31. Along with this, a two-month extension order has also been issued by the government for country liquor contracts.
Old excise policy will be implemented from September 1
Excise licenses will be issued by the government on payment of license fee for the extended period. Private retail liquor contracts applying for extension will operate till August 31. The Delhi government will bring back the system of the old excise policy from September 1 and operate liquor shops. Meanwhile, liquor was not served in hotels, clubs and bars in the national capital on Monday and contracts were also closed as their excise licenses expired on July 31. The operator of a liquor contract located near ITO said, ‘‘We have no idea when this order will come. Even if this order comes today, we have nothing to sell.’’
In the new excise policy, the Delhi government had issued 849 retail licenses