Liquor was sold 10 percent costlier by making Super L-1 in Punjab, but after the raid in Delhi, the officials have given a proposal to abolish Super L-1 in the new policy in Punjab. Due to which liquor can get 10 percent cheaper in the market Punjab officials are in shock due to CBI’s forceful action on liquor scam in Delhi and preparations are being made to change the excise policy made on the lines of Delhi. It is expected that the Punjab government may change the process of L-1 in the excise policy for the coming financial year.
To end the monopoly on liquor, the officials have made a proposal to the government. As in the current policy, only the Super L-1 holder has the monopoly of selling the liquor of the companies. It has been proposed that more than one distributor’s license be given for each liquor factory.
Liquor was sold 10 percent costlier by making Super L-1 in Punjab, but after the raid in Delhi, the officials have given a proposal to abolish Super L-1 in the new policy in Punjab. Due to which liquor can be found 10 percent cheaper in the market. Apart from this, a proposal has been sent to the government on behalf of the contractors.
That the group of 30-30 crores should be abolished because it is not in the capacity of a small contractor to take a group of 30 crores. Because the contractors can go into loss due to the purchase of open liquor by ending the quota and small players will come on the streets in Punjab. Although the government is not in favor of changing this rule.
The Punjab government had planned to collect a revenue of 9600 crores from liquor by making a policy of Super L-1 last year and the revenue of the government is getting close to it. Till January, Rs 7200 crore has come to the government from the Excise Department.
It is a matter of relief for the leaders of the ruling party and the government that the Punjab government is expected to get Rs 3,000 crore more revenue as compared to the previous years.
That’s why the government is not in favor of making much changes in the policy made on the lines of Delhi. Brainstorming is being done that liquor groups of 30-30 crores should be allowed to remain and only L-1 should be changed.
Punjab’s Excise and Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema says that the credit goes to the AAP government for increasing the revenue of Rs 3,000 crore in the state excise department. It means that our policy was good. We are preparing to bring a new policy this month itself.