Delhi Liquor News: The matter of exemption on liquor reached the Delhi High Court, the shopkeeper said – we were not even heard

Delhi Liquor News: The licensees of selling liquor in the national capital Delhi have reached the High Court against the order of the Excise Department.

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Delhi Liquor News: Recently, the Excise Department in the national capital Delhi has told the licensees that now no exemption will be given on liquor of different brands. However, now the matter has reached the Delhi High Court. The petition, filed through Advocates Sanjay Abbott, Tanmay Mehta and Honey Uppal, has been challenged in the Excise Department of Delhi Government.

In the order of the Excise Department, it was said that now customers will not get any discount or concession at liquor shops. The order cited the crowd outside the shops and the increasing threat of corona.

The petitioners have contended that under the new Excise Policy of the Delhi government, clause 4.1.9 (VIII) states "the licensee is at liberty to make concession, rebate or rebate on the MRP". Similarly, Clause 3.5.1 of the tender states that "the licensee is at liberty to give concession, rebate or rebate on MRP."

What did the petitioners say in the High Court?
The lawyers of the petitioners in the High Court said that the action of the Delhi government violates the fundamental rights under Article 14 of the Constitution of India. Lawyers have said that they were not heard before withdrawing the rules laid down in the policy and it is a violation of natural justice.

It has been said in the petition that- "The 'exemption clause' is a mandatory part of the new excise policy scheme, so the order of the Excise Department is contradictory."

What did the Excise Department say in the order?
It is worth noting that in the order of the Delhi government, it has been said that if in future any information is received by the licensees about giving discount or concession on any brand, then action will be taken as per the rules.

According to the order, wrong practices were being started for the market through discounts or concessions being given to the customers. In an attempt to make more profit in less time, the market was being harmed.

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