Jharkhand Excise Department has information that illegal liquor is being consumed in temporary bars. To prevent this, now it will be necessary to take a temporary license for drinking and serving liquor in the marriage party restaurant club.
oi-Rakesh Kumar Patel
Now a temporary bar license will have to be obtained for drinking and serving liquor in marriages, parties, restaurants, clubs etc. in the state. In this, the licensee will have to give the details of the estimated lifting and consumption of liquor and beer and the corresponding draft will also have to be submitted at the time of taking the license. Information related to this has been given by the Commissioner Product to the Deputy Commissioners of all the districts on Thursday and has asked them to take legal action.
Commissioner Product of Product Department Jharkhand has mentioned the Jharkhand Product Hotel, Restaurant, Bar and Club (Licensing and Operation) Rules-2022. There is also a provision of temporary bar in this manual, in which the documents required for the license of temporary bar have also been mentioned.
It is mandatory to follow these procedures for temporary bar license
The applicant for temporary bar license will have to declare the name of the shop from where he has to pick up the liquor in his application to the district excise offices. In this, they will have to tell that what will be their estimated lifting and consumption, accordingly they will also have to submit an equivalent draft. Only after this the license will be issued to them.
Illegal liquor is consumed in temporary bars, therefore strictness was done
Commissioner Excise has mentioned in his letter that the applicants for temporary bar do not mention or declare in their application the quantity of liquor they have to lift from retail excise shops. Due to this, there is a possibility of lifting of liquor from illegal sources and consumption of illegal liquor in premises having temporary bar license. Information is received every day that such temporary licensees consume illegal liquor or beer. This also leads to loss of revenue. It is necessary to control it, for which this strictness has been done.
There will be raids, if caught, the penalty will have to be paid
The Excise Department and the local police will also conduct raids to check temporary bar licenses in wedding parties, restaurants, clubs and hotels. If the above rules are not complied with, then legal action will be taken against the applicant and the operator under the provision contained in the Excise Acts, appropriate penalty may also have to be paid.
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Now it will not be easy to drink alcohol in wedding, party, restaurant, club, license will have to be made first
Story first published: Friday, January 13, 2023, 19:52 [IST]