Delhi Excise Policy: Amid the recommendation of Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena for a CBI inquiry into the new excise policy, the Delhi government has decided to return to the old system of selling liquor in the national capital. The officials gave this information on Friday regarding this.
Excise policy 2021-22 was extended twice for two months after 31 March. Now on July 31, this will stop. Officials said that the Excise Department is still working on the Excise Policy 2022-23, in which there are many other recommendations to deliver liquor at home. According to him, this draft policy has not yet been sent to Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena.
Instruction of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia
Officials said that Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is holding the charge of the Excise Department, on Thursday directed the department to “revert” to the old system of excise for six months till the new policy is introduced. The old excise policy is going to come into effect from August 1. The Delhi government had implemented the new excise policy last year. Which is now being withdrawn. New excise policy will be brought again in 6 months.
Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena recently questioned the new Excise Policy of the Delhi government and submitted the recommendation of its investigation to the CBI. According to information received from the Lieutenant Governor’s office, LG Saxena has made this recommendation in response to a report by the Chief Secretary. The Chief Secretary of Delhi submitted this report to the LG on July 8, 2022, which said that under the new excise policy, the Delhi Excise Rules 2010 were violated by giving post tender wrongful benefits to the liquor licensees.