A committee arrange the Delhi authorities has beneficial reducing the authorized ingesting age within the nationwide capital. If the suggestions are carried out, the authorized age for consuming liquor may quickly be 21 from the current 25, based on a report in The Occasions of India. It added that ‘smooth’ liquor like beer and wine is perhaps allowed at departmental shops.
The panel was arrange the town authorities in September beneath the chairmanship of the excise commissioner.
The panel was tasked to counsel the federal government on simplifying the mechanism for liquor pricing, steps for augmenting the excise income and likewise checking malpractices.
The TOI report mentioned that the panel has additionally beneficial lowering the variety of dry days. The whole variety of dry days in Delhi is at the very least 20. It mentioned that this needs to be lowered to 3. A dry day is a particular day when alcohol retailers are closed. The curbs additionally embrace bars and eating places the place alcohol is served.
The panel additionally suggested the town authorities to arrange three liquor vends in every of the 272 municipal wards. That is other than 24 within the NDMC areas and 6 on the IGI Airport.
The minimal age to drink alcohol in Delhi is presently 25 whereas in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, the authorized age that allows a person to devour liquor is 21.
The panel additionally referred to as for a brand new coverage to simplify the method for issuing licenses to departmental shops for promoting beer, wine and different ‘smooth’ liquor.