The Excise team of Udhampur-Reasi Excise Range conducted surprise inspections of liquor vends in District Udhampur and booked the erring outlets.

On the directions of Excise Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Sharma and under the direct supervision of the Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive), Jammu Kusum Sharma, the Excise team led by ETO Rupali Vaid, conducted surprise inspection and checked UPI Payment System, POS, display of MRP in flex, vend information board and CCTVs
During inspections, strict instructions were passed regarding the adherence to current Excise Policy 2023-24, Excise Act and rules.

During the course of inspection, M/s Santosh Kumari Wine Shop Ramnagar, TAC W.No 5 and M/s Baljit Singh Baloria Wine Shop MC Udhampur and M/s Mohd Sarber Wine Shop, W.No. 3 were booked Under Section 49(b), J&K Excise Act, Smvt 1958.

Pertinent to mention here that the Excise Department has launched a multi-pronged strategy to prevent overcharging by introducing UPI Payment System/POS, display of MRP in flex and vend information board.

The Excise Department has asked the consumers that if any vend sells the liquor above the MRP prescribed by the Department, the complain in this regard may be forwarded to the department officers on their mobile number mentioned in the vend information board for necessary action.
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