The Cabinet approved for issuing of licenses to wine shops for home delivery of liquor: James

Shillong, August 07:  The Cabinet meeting held today has approved the proposal for issuing of licenses to wine shops for home delivery of liquor. The government has decided to introduce a new rule under the Meghalaya Excise Rules on license for home delivery of liquor by wine shops.

Talking to the media after the Cabinet Meeting the spoke person of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance Government, Mr James K Sangma informed that the order for home delivery shall not exceed 3 litres of foreign liquors or wine and 4 litres of beer per customer per order. The licenses fees will be Rs.50000 per annum.

Mr James said that the licensee shall submit the list of delivery details showing names, residential proofs and others to the deputy commissioner and the customer must declare that he and she is 20 years and above supported by documents issued by the competent authority. Any wrong declaration of age will attract penal action as per law.

The others decision taken in Cabinet meeting today, the Cabinet has approved the revised guidelines for utilization of the Meghalaya Environment Protection and Restoration Fund (MEPRF). The decision was taken after the revised guidelines got the approval of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) committee. So far Rs 445.16 crore have been collected under the MEPRF.

The Cabinet also has has approved the amendment of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation Rules, 1976. With this new rules states that the corporation may with the previous sanction of the state government borrow money for the purposes of raising its working capital on any expenditure of a capital nature or for undertaking commercial projects for raising additional funds or for purposes other than raising working capital in the open market.

With this, if the MTC requires money for meeting expenditure of capital nature, it can borrow from any financial institutions which provides credit but subject to the control of the Reserve Bank of India.Meanwhile, the Cabinet has  approved the amendment of the Meghalaya Minerals Cess Rules to provide online payment of cess.

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