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Present excise policy extended for another three months

Present excise policy extended for another three months
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Excise Department issuing notices to renew the wine shops for three months

Guntur: The government extended present excise policy for another three months and issued orders to this effect on Tuesday. The excise officials issuing notices to the wine shop owners to pay license fee proportionately for three- months and renew the licenses. There are 4400 wine shops and 800 bars in the state.Wine shops and bar owners would have to pay license fee for three months and renew the license.

The present excise policy will expire by September 30.

The higher officials in the excise department will go to various states and study the excise policy and submit the proposals to the government. Based on that the government will finalize the new excise policy.

The government led by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy decided to reduce 20% of wine shops to implement the ban on sale of liquor in a phased manner in the state in the new excise policy.

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