Probe Officials Threaten Liquor Shops: Delhi Minister On Policy Roll Back

New Delhi: Amidst the face-off between Lt Gov Delhi and EOW, the Kejriwal Govt has decided to roll back the older excise policy.

According to sources, the old excise policy will be implemented for the next six months as the Delhi government is working to streamline a new policy for 2022-23.

A rough draft of the 2022-23 excise policy is yet to be sent to the Leutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena for his approval. The 2021-22 excise policy was extended twice after March 31 this year and will come to an end on July 31.

Mr Sisodia on Thursday directed the excise department to “revert” to the old regime of the excise policy for a period of six months till a fresh policy is in place. A

It is learnt that the finance department has sought details of liquor vends operated by the four corporations of the Delhi government before the new excise policy came into effect from November 17, 2021.

Ties between th AAP and the Lt Governor fell estranged last week after the latter orderd probe into Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22.

Before the 2021-22 excise policy came into effect, the four corporations – Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC), Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), Delhi Consumer’s Cooperative Wholesale Store (DCCWS) and Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation (DSCSC) –  ran 475 liquor stores out of total 864 in the city while private stores, licences held by individuals, numbered 389.

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