Bhubaneswar: The licence to the existing liquor shops to be renewed through lottery system for 2021-22.
A notification to this effect has been issued by the Excise Department.
According to the notification, the district collectors will decide for grant of licence to IMFL ‘OFF’ and Country Liquor (ENA based) through the process of lottery.
The applicants have to submit their applications along with non-refundable application fee of Rs 1 lakh and EMD equivalent to three months’ consideration money of the shop applied for online.
The collectors will issue a notice in this regard in a few days and the applications should be submitted online within 14 days, the notification stated.
Applications will be submitted online through the portal (https://stateexcise.odisha.gov.in). 14 days will be provided for submission of applications
While applying, the applicant is required to upload his passport size photograph, copy of PAN card & identity proof document. For the existing & old licensees excise no due certificate and VAT clearance certificate will also be required, notification stated.
Applicant has to submit non-refundable application fee of Rs 1 lakh through online. He has to also deposit online EMD equivalent to three months’ consideration money of the shop applied for. In the case of unsuccessful applicants the EMD will be refunded online within 15 days of completion of lottery.
An applicant can submit only one application for a particular shop. But he can apply for any number of shops. Further, the applicant must be of 21 years of age.
This initiative has been taken as part of 5T action plan of the Excise Department.