Delhi L-G okays 11 officials suspension for lapses in excise policy: Report

Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena has approved the suspension of 11 officials over “serious lapses” in the implementation of the Excise Policy 2021-22, sources said on Saturday. The suspended officials include then Delhi excise commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna and deputy excise commissioner Anand Kumar Tiwari, they said. Krishna, a 2012 batch … Read more

Gurugram liquor shops see hike in sales amid excise policy row in Delhi

Liquor vends in Gurugram reported 2-3 per cent rise in sales as Delhi faced a “dry day” like situation with all private liquor shops and bars remaining closed on Monday. Despite the one-month extension announced by the Delhi government, the liquor vends kept shutters down and no alcohol could be served in … Read more

Delhiites likely to face liquor shortage as govt withdraws excise policy

Delhi is staring at a major liquor shortage in the coming days with private wine and beer stores going to shut shop from August 1 after Kejriwal government’s decision to withdraw it’s new Excise policy 20221-22. The 468 private liquor shops operating in the city will be shut from August 1 as … Read more

Withdrawal of excise policy: Too early to gauge impact, say restaurateurs

Delhi-based restaurateurs on Saturday said it was too early to gauge the impact on the hospitality industry after the city government’s announcement to withdraw its new excise policy 2021-22. The 468 private liquor shops operating in the city will be shut from August 1 as the term of their licences and that … Read more

Delhi govt considering one month extension to its new excise policy

With Delhi staring at a major liquor shortage in the coming days with private wine and beer stores going to shut shop from August 1, Kejriwal government is considering one month extension to its new excise policy, officials said. Earlier in the day, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that Delhi government … Read more

After Delhi, excise policy of Punjab’s AAP govt under judicial scanner

Aiming to boost revenue by reducing the price of alcohol and making the booze lovers kings, the new excise policy of the AAP government in Punjab which became operational from July 1, has come under the judicial scanner with those in the trade accusing the government of monopolising the liquor industry in favour of … Read more

Fall in Delhi govt’s excise revenue ‘inexplicable’ as sales rise: Report

The office of Delhi’s lieutenant governor on Sunday said that the state government’s data on excise revenue collection is wrong. The Delhi government said that its excise revenue increased by Rs 1,484 crore in the Q1FY23, owing to the implementation of the revised excise policy, according to a report in Times of … Read more

Delhi L-G recommends CBI probe into alleged violation of excise policy

Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) V K Saxena has recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the government’s Excise Policy 2021-22 over alleged violation of rules and procedural lapses, triggering a war of words between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party. The new … Read more

Govt issues corrigendum to withdraw excise on ATF for international flights

In a move that is likely to bring major relief to airlines, the government has rolled back eleven per cent excise duty on aviation turbine fuel used for international operations. The finance ministry issued a corrigendum on Thursday withdrawing the duty. Indian Oil Corporation began levying 11 per cent … Read more