DC issues strict orders to wine shop owners

YUPIA, Feb 22: Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner, Tai Kaye has issued strict instruction directing all wine shops functioning in Papum Pare (Rural) to put a sign board in front of their retail outlet that “no liquor will be sold to persons less than 21 years of age” and to strictly adhere to the 9 AM to 8 PM timing.
The DC gave the direction during a coordination meeting with superintendents of the Tax and Excise department and all field functionaries at the DC’s conference hall here on Thursday.
Issues like streamlining of spurious and non-genuine liquor sold in retail outlets under name and style of IMFL brands; selling of liquor to persons less than 21 years of age; adherence of liquor selling timings by liquor shops; rampant proliferation of retail liquor shops and bars were discussed.
During the meeting, it was also decided that the superintendent of Tax and Excise shall constitute a verification squad to check the purity and genuineness of the stock being sold at retail shops and the report would be submitted to the DC.
All superintendents of the Tax & Excise were also instructed to put up or forward the files to the DC after thorough verification. (DIPRO)