Under its present excise coverage, the Delhi authorities earned greater than Rs 7,285 crore within the final yr by promoting over 61 crore liquor bottles, officers mentioned on Saturday.
The excise coverage (outdated) at present below operation since September 1, 2022, was introduced by the Delhi authorities after its formidable new excise coverage for 2021-22 got here below the CBI scanner for alleged irregularities in its implementation.
The whole excise income assortment from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023, was Rs 7,285.15 crore, together with Rs 2,013.44 crore collected as value-added tax (VAT), mentioned an Excise Department officer.
In comparability, the income assortment from the brand new excise coverage was Rs 5,487.58 crore in 2021-22. The new excise coverage, below which non-public events have been concerned in retail liquor gross sales, was withdrawn by the Delhi authorities final yr after LG VK Saxena advisable a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in its implementation, officers mentioned.
The then deputy CM and Excise Minister Manish Sisodia was arrested by the CBI in a case registered by it within the alleged irregularities within the excise coverage 2021-22. The excise coverage was applied on November 17, 2021, and wrapped up on August 2022.
The outdated excise coverage was applied on September 1, 2022, with Delhi authorities companies taking retail sale of liquor within the metropolis.
Since September 1, 2022, the 4 Delhi authorities undertakings-Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC), Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), Delhi Consumer’s Cooperative Wholesale Store (DCCWS), and Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (DSCSC)- have opened over 600 shops throughout town, officers mentioned.
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