Appointment for BCs, SCs, STs in bar licence allocation soon

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HYDERABAD: After alcohol shops, the state government will extend appointments for Backwards Classes (Goud community), Scheduled Castes and Set up People for establishing bars in the state.

Responding to questions raised by various members in the Legislative Assembly during Question Hour on Monday, import tax minister V. Srinivas Goud said the new policy extending bookings for liquor shops and bars would be introduced soon.

He stated the state federal government had actually just recently provided orders extending appointments for Gouds, SCs and STs while granting licences to establish liquor shops in the state and the same would be implemented for bars too.

Goud stated these bookings would help these neighborhoods become financially more powerful. He stated that reservations were up until now restricted to just education and employment however the Telangana government was the only state in the nation which presented reservations to set up services.

The brand-new excise policy is due for application from November 1 and fresh licences will be issued for liquor shops and bars for a duration of 2 years. As part of the policy, the state Cabinet just recently approved 30 percent appointments to Gouds, SCs and STs in offering licences for establishing liquor shops in the state. Of this, 15 per cent quota was allocated for Gouds, 10 percent for SCs and 5 percent for STs.

The state presently has 2,216 alcohol shops and 1,100 bars. The federal government is planning to identify bookings district-wise and allot stores through the draw of lots. The existing licences were released in October 2019 for a two-year
duration valid till October 31, 2021.

Although the new licences must be provided before November 1, the federal government recently extended the existing licences by another month till November 30 after liquor stores and bar owners asked for extension specifying that they had incurred loss in organization for 3 months due to Covid lockdowns and restrictions from March 2020.



Released at Mon, 27 Sep 2021 13:56:53 -0500