Telangana, September 13: With a move to make aware the citizens regarding the ill-effects of drinking and de-addicting them, the state government has drawn up a new Prohibition and Excise Policy. The new excise policy 2017 will come into effect from 1st October.
Under the new excise policy 2017, retail liquor shops must install at least two CCTV cameras on the licensed premises. The cameras will be linked to the excise control room located in the excise department. This will keep an eye on antisocial elements as well as adulteration of liquor in the shops. Also liquor shops will be open till 11 pm from 1st October.
While addressing the media, Principal Secretary Revenue (Commercial taxes & Excise) G. Somesh Kumar, said that the shops across the State shall be equipped with the required machinery for reading Holographic Excise Adhesive Labels (HEAL). The provisions contained in Telangana Excise (Grant of License of Selling by Shop and Conditions of License) Rules 2012 as amended from time to time shall govern the process of allotment and consequent operation of A4 shops (retail outlets) by the licensees.