spot_imgspot_imgspot_img
14 C
Lucknow
Monday, January 30, 2023
spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img

MP New Excise Policy Provisions Challenged In HC

JABALPUR: A writ petition was filed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court on Saturday challenging certain provisions of the state government’s excise policy for 2022-23 announced recently.
The petition filed by city-based social organisation Nagrik Upbhokta Margdarshak Manch has claimed some items, like composite shops having country-made and foreign liquor, relocation of existing shops, allowing sale of liquor in supermarkets were in violation of Constitutional provisions.
The state government had issued a notification for the excise arrangement (policy) for financial year 2022-23 on January 21.
Nagrik Upbhokta Margdarshak Manch president Dr. PG Najpandey said Article 47 of the Constitution lays down that the state shall endeavour to bring about prohibition of consumption of intoxicating drinks and drugs that are injurious to health, except for medicinal purposes.
“The excise arrangement allows sale of liquor in select supermarkets in Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior, while there is no provision for rural areas. The excise policy also violates provisions of the MP Excise Act and Food Safety and Standards Act,” he said.
The new policy has proposed a reduction in alcohol prices by 20% to increase sales and mop up more revenue. It has also okayed liquor sales in all airports and select supermarkets in four big cities, while home bar licences can be obtained by people having an annual income of over Rs 1 crore. PTI
Related
Cabinet Ok’s MP Excise Act (A) bill-2021

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

22,907FansLike
3,683FollowersFollow
20,500SubscribersSubscribe
- LATEST ISSUE -spot_img

Latest Articles

%d bloggers like this: