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New Delhi: The Delhi government has directed state-run liquor shops in the national capital to ensure 100 per cent sale of alcohol through proper scanning.

The excise department issued the directive after observing that only 10 to 15 per cent of liquor being sold at vends was being scanned, which was a blatant violation of the order.

In the direction to the four state-run corporations, the department said this practice is likely to result in the submission of “inaccurate daily sales” information sought by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia after imposition of 70 per cent ‘Special Corona Fee’ on the MRP of each bottle and also creation of Monthly Stock Record (MSR) gap.

Also, complaints of overcharging from the customers are being received at various levels, it said.

Recently, the government ordered reopening of 66 private liquor stores that sell foreign and Indian-made foreign liquor in the capital.

This was in addition to about 172 shops, run by government agencies, which were allowed to operate from May 4. Another 300-odd government-run liquor stores spread across the city will reopen soon.

Of 863 liquor shops in Delhi, 475 are run by four government corporations Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation and Delhi Consumer’s Cooperative Wholesale Store while 389 are owned by private individuals.

Of these 389, about 150 are located in shopping malls and not allowed to open during the fourth phase of lockdown which ends on May 31.


Also read: India has no national alcohol revenue database. Covid crisis has shown why it is necessary


 

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  1. 70 percent sarkar nahi shops walo ki jeb me ja rha h kyoki koi bhi wine shop wala puri tarah se scan nahi kr rha…aur sarkar ko ye cess band kr dena chahiye…kyuki is cess ki percent k baad wine shop wale apni marzi se wine and beer k paise vasool kr rhe h….kahi toh 70 ki jagh 100 percent tax le rahe ha.m

  2. I have visited so many liqour shops in delhi that reopened after lockdown.I have not seen any liquor vendor scanning the liquor bottles which may have resulted in loss of crores of rupees to delhi govt. in the name of 70 percent corona fee.

  3. I have visited so many liqour shops in delhi that reopened after lockdown.I have not seen any liquor vendor scanning the liquor bottles which may have resulted in loss of crores of rupees to delhi govt. in the name of 70 percent corona fee.

  4. It is party time for the state run shops. No scanning and over pricing mal practice is key to make money. Actual 70% corona cess is for the benefit of said shops.

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