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M’laya Cab approves licenses for home delivery of liquor

M’laya Cab approves licenses for home delivery of liquor
James K Sangma
Correspondent Shillong, Aug 8 | Publish Date: 8/8/2020 10:00:18 AM IST

The Meghalaya Cabinet has approved issuing licenses to wine shops for home delivery of liquor.

Meghalaya Information and Public Relations Minister, James K Sangma said that the government has decided to introduce a new rule under the Meghalaya Excise Rules for issuing licenses to wine shops owners for home delivery of liquor.

The home delivery shall not exceed 3 litres of foreign liquors or wine and 4 litres of beer per customer per order. He informed that the licensee shall submit the list of delivery details showing names, residential proofs and others to the deputy commissioner.

The minister said the customer must declare that he/she is 20 years and above supported by documents issued by the competent authority. Any wrong declaration of age will attract penal action as per law. 

The state Cabinet also approved the revised guidelines for utilization of the

Meghalaya Environment Protection and Restoration Fund (MEPRF) which have been approved by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) committee.

Around Rs 445.16 crore was collected under the MEPRF. The minister also informed that state Cabinet has approved the amendment of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation Rules, 1976 to borrow money for raising its working capital on any expenditure for undertaking commercial projects.

Sangma informed that the government has also approved the amendment of the Meghalaya Minerals Cess Rules to provide online payment of cess. The state Cabinet has also approved the appointment of 13 Child Development Project Officers (CDPOs) on contractual basis of the state social welfare department.

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