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Arunachal Pradesh Liquor License

Arunachal Pradesh Liquor License

Arunachal Pradesh Liquor License

Liquor license is a legal approval granted by the Arunachal Pradesh Excise Department to those who want to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption. Arunachal Pradesh liquor license is issued as an endorsement of the pursuance of sale, manufacture, and sometimes even for the use of beverage at particular premises. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Arunachal Pradesh liquor license in detail.

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Arunachal Pradesh Excise Act, 1993

An act enacted by the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly to provide law relating to excise and levy of duty of excise in the state. Arunachal Pradesh Excise Act, 1958 is meant to regulate, consolidate and amend the law relating to import, export, manufacture, sale, transport and possession of intoxicating drugs and intoxicating liquor in the Jammu and Kashmir State. Every licence for the sale of alcohol shall be granted in only such area and locality as the Deputy Excise Commissioner may from time to time direct. All license applications for the grant and renewal of licences, which require the orders of the Deputy Excise Commissioner under these rules, must be received through the specific channel in the Excise Commissioner’s office before the month end of October in each year.

No sale of retail or wholesale liquor shall be made by any measure other than standard stamped rules approved by the Excise Commissioner. In Arunachal Pradesh, the sale and manufacture of alcohol are governed by Arunachal Pradesh Excise Act, 1958. The import, export and the transport of country spirit are subject to these rules and regulations imposed by various prohibition and sections made under Section 10 of the Excise Act. The concerned official of the Prohibition and Excise Department and the Collector of Excise Revenue are under the charge of the District Collector.

Need for Liquor License

Liquor Licenses may specify that a distinct store can sell beer and wine or that it can sell hard liquor. In general, a liquor license is issued for only a specific period and must be renewed yearly. All liquor licenses come with specific terms and conditions that the retailer should abide by to maintain the license. The department of alcoholic beverage control within the state typically governs the official issuance of a liquor license.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligible individuals who can apply for an excise license in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are listed below:

  • A person must be under the age of 21 years or above and should be an India citizen or an individual of Indian Origin.
  • The individual should not be a defaulter, blacklisted or debarred from holding a liquor license under the regulation of Rule 13 of these provisions or under the rules of any law made under the Act.
  • Any firm having the partners is citizens of India and the change in the partnership firm will not be considered after the settlement of shop or group of shops except legal permit from the Excise Commissioner required.

Documents Required

The below listed are the documents/ certificates to be submitted by the applicants along with the application form for the grant of Liquor License in the state.

  • Copy of the document showing applicant’s title, rights and interest on the proposed land or the property.
  • 4 copies of plan of the building which the person intends to use, construct his plant and building layout plan showing the position of stills, vats and other permanent equipments along with the list of the storerooms, warehouses connected in addition to that (prepared any technically competent person, not below the rank of concerned PWD and SEO department)
  • Project Report, cost-benefit analysis, estimated production and market feasibility
  • A copy of fire license or no-objection certificate in this regard from the appropriate authority.
  • A copy of clearance from the appropriate authority in the matter of environmental pollution, if necessary.
  • No objection certificate (NOC) from the municipal corporation, municipality, town committee, gaon panchayat concerned.
  • Whether a criminal court of non-bailable offence ever convicted the applicant
  • if yes full particulars thereof
  • if not an affidavit of the effect

For Partnership Firms

  • Partnership deed
  • Registration certificate
  • Beneficial owners list holding more than 15% in the partnership firm.
  • Address Proof and Identity Proof
  • Affidavit relating to no dues of excise or any other Concerned Department.
  • Declaration of Firm’s Partner that who will present in Excise Department.
  • Power of Attorney (POA)
  • Affidavit relating applicant partnership firm or applicant has not punished under N.D.P.S., Excise Act, Molasses Act, I.P.C Affidavit relating firm is not blacklisted in any state.
  • Sales Tax Registration and Sale tax Clearance Certificate from the concerned Sales Tax Authority where the firm is presently working.
  • Three copies of Blue Prints of the labelled map of the proposed site and its premises and its inside places. The plan has to be submitted by the applicant, Enquiry officer, District Excise, Officer and Deputy Commissioner of the district.
  • Enquiry report of Excise Officer.
  • No Objection Certificate (N.O.C) about Law and Order from proposed area’s S.D.O. Certificate from the concerned official that proposed site is as per tourist rules.
  • Payment of Rs. 3 lakhs towards EMD.
  • Any other documents which required by licensing /Sanctioning Authority.

Documents to be submitted for 2B Bars

  • Trade license issued by the concerned legal authority to serve food.
  • 2 years Income Tax or VAT returns.
  • 2 lakhs towards non-refundable and application form fee.
  • Copy of plan of the proposed premises and consent letter of the owner in case the premises are rented.

Documents to be submitted for the grant of License for Microbrewery

  • No Objection certificate (N.O.C) from Andhra Pradesh Pollution Board and local body competent authority.
  • Drawings and Description and also for the construction of proposed microbrewery.
  • Counterpart Agreement.

License Fee Applicable

The below- specified shows the charge/ fees for the applying of a new liquor license.

S. No. Item

Rate per case


Excise Duty (per case)  Export Fee (per fee)
1. IMFL except for Brandy (Whisky, Rum, Vodka, Gin) Amount exceeding Rs. 749.00 per case. Rs. 210.00 Rs. 20.00
2. Brandy

(i) Rs. 749.00 and below per case

(ii) Amount exceeding Rs. 499.00 per case

Rs. 90.00

Rs. 210.00

Rs. 20.00

Rs. 20.00

3. Wine (i) Rs. 499.00 and below per case

Rs. 90.00

Rs. 120.00

Rs. 20.00

Rs. 20.00

License in respect of (i) License for the sale of Methyl alcohol and (ii) Passes for import for import of Methyl Alcohol.

S. No. Type of Licenses Initial License Fee
1. Bonded Warehouse License Rs. 5,00,000.00
2. A bottling of IMFL Liquor License Rs. 10,000.00
3. Compounding and blending Rs. 5000.00

(i) The License fee for the wholesale sale of methyl alcohol shall be payable on the basis of sales during the preceding twelfth-month at the rates specified in the given table:

S. No. Wholesale sale of Methyl Alcohol Fee
1. For sale not exceeding 9092 litres Rs. 100
2. For sale exceeding 9092 litres but not exceeding 22730 litres Rs. 200
3. For sale exceeding 9092 litres but not exceeding 45460 litres Rs. 300
4. For sale exceeding 45460 litres but not exceeding 90920 litres Rs. 400
5. For sale exceeding 90920 litres but not exceeding 227300 litres Rs. 500
6. For sale exceeding 227300 litres but not exceeding 454600 litres Rs. 600
7. For sale exceeding 454600 litres but not exceeding 909200 litres Rs. 700

For sales exceeding 909200 litres is Rs. 800 such fee will be for a period of 12 months from the 1st April to 31st March next following or any part thereof and payable in advance.

(ii) The fee for the liquor license of the retail sale of methyl alcohol will be payable on the basis of sales during the proceeding 12 months at the rates specified in the following tables:

S. No.

Retail sale of Methyl Alcohol


1. For sale not exceeding 2273 litres Rs. 20.00
2. For sale exceeding 2273 litres but not exceeding 4546 litres Rs. 40.00
3. The fee will be increased by Rs. 40.00 for sale of every 4546 litres or a fraction in excess of 4546 litres Nil

Licensing Authority

The Commissioner of Prohibition and Excise may be competent to grant prior clearance, and the Deputy Commissioner may be competent to grant the privilege of Liquor. The Prohibition and Excise Deputy Superintendent will issue the Excise License in the prescribed form.

Procedure for Obtaining Liquor License – Offline Method

In Arunachal Pradesh, the applicants have to follow the steps given to obtain a Liquor license by submitting the application form offline.

Approach the Concerned Department

Step 1: The applicants will have to address the Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive) Arunachal Pradesh by the Excise Commissioner, Arunachal Pradesh Government.

Type of License Application

Form A: This is the form for Application for the grant of the liquor license for IMFL/ Beer/ Breweries/ Bonded/ Wholesale Vend/ Retails Outlet.

Form B: This is the form for Application for the grant of Hotel/ Restaurant license for retail sale of IMFL/ Beer for consumption on the premises.

Step 2: For the grant of Form A License, the applicant will have to visit the concerned office to register and apply for the license.

Form A License has been attached below for a quick reference:


Step 3: For the grant of Form C License, the applicant will have to visit the concerned office to register and apply for the license.

Form C License has been attached below for a quick reference:


Make Payment

Step 4: Applicant have to fill the application form, makes the payment challan and submits the application.


Step 5: For verification and issuance of the license, the application goes through the Excise Superintendent.

Issuance of License

Step 6: After the verification, if the applicant is selected the license issuance copy will be issued at Excise Superintendent Office.

Renewal Procedure of Liquor License

Accordingly, the ETO concerned obtains applications from the liquor licenses for renewal of licenses for the forthcoming year along with following documents:

  • Prescribed application form for renewal of license.
  • Affidavit
  • Medical fitness certificate.
  • Bank document as to who is operating account of the liquor license.

The Excise Commissioner (Executive) Arunachal Pradesh recommend the case along with the report of ETO concerned to the Excise Commissioner, Arunachal Pradesh Government. The Deputy Excise Commissioner, Arunachal Pradesh Government grant approval to the renewal of liquor license for the next year subject to the following conditions:

  • That nothing is outstanding against the liquor license on account of Excise/ Sales Tax etc.
  • The licensee shall deposit prescribed license fee.
  • That the concerned ETO will furnish a certificate/ report that both the licensee and the licensed premises are in existence.

The Excise Commissioner (Executive) Arunachal Pradesh after receiving Treasury slip on account of the license fee and copies of licenses, forward the case to the Excise official, Arunachal Pradesh Government for formal renewal of liquor license. The Deputy Excise Commissioner, Arunachal Pradesh Government, will renew the liquor license.

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