Liquor License Must For Storing Liquor Inside Home In This State: Pay Rs 12,000/Year For License!
The Uttar Pradesh government has drafted the new Excise Policy, which constitutes a number of new decisions.
In the newly approved Excise Policy, the Yogi Adityanath cabinet has introduced acquiring a mandatory personal license for possession of liquor, even for personal use, above a prescribed limit.
This means that if you are a resident of UP and consume alcohol, you will need to get a license for it, even for personal use, if it exceeds a particular limit.
What is the Prescribed Retail Limit for License?
The Additional Chief Secretary of Excise Department Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy states,
“Under the new excise policy of the state, for personal use, individuals will have to obtain a license to purchase, transport or keep in private possession liquor in excess of the prescribed retail limit.”
As per the new policy, the limit of purchasing, transport, or private possession of only six liters of alcohol per person or in a house is fixed.
For consumption/holding of any more liquor than the prescribed quantity, one will have to acquire a license from the Excise Department.
For doing this, the individual will have to submit a license fee of Rs 12,000, in addition to depositing a security amount of Rs 51,000 every year.
No Increase In License Fee For Beer
In discussion with News18, Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy says,
“The state government has set a revenue target of Rs 6 thousand crores more than Rs 34,500 crore in the year 2021-22, against Rs 28,300 crore in the year 2020-21 of the Excise Department.
As a result, 7.5% increase in annual license fees for country liquor, foreign liquor retail shops, and model shops for the year 2021-22. There has been no increase in the retail shop license fees of beer.”
Also, under the new policy, to promote liquor production in the state, the liquor produced in the state from the fruits produced in the state will be exempted from consideration duty for the next five years.