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Gurugram Liquor License


Gurugram Liquor License

Liquor license is a legal permit that is issued by the Government to an individual or entity for the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. In other words, a valid liquor license requires to purchase; possess; transport and consume liquor. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Gurugram liquor license.

Kinds of Liquor License

The following are the kinds of liquor licenses in Gurugram.

Restaurant Liquor License

Restaurant Liquor License, also known as ‘all liquor license,’ is the most common type of liquor license. Obtaining this license permits an individual to serve all kinds of alcohol in a dining premise.

Wine and Beer Liquor License

Wine and Beer Liquor License is a permit to facilitate the sale of wine and beer. Such licenses strictly prohibit the sale of stronger or harder alcohol.

Tavern Liquor License

Tavern Liquor License is for the restaurants serving both alcohol and food. These restaurants get 50% (approximate) of profit by selling alcoholic beverages.

Server License

Besides licenses being issued to establishments, there is a necessity to issue the same for individual servers as an authorization to carry out their alcohol-based business. Such a license is called a Server License.

Documents Required

To obtain a liquor license in Gurugram, submit the following documents along with the application.

  • Appropriate application form duly signed by M.D./ Director Authorized/ Working Partner Authorized/President of the Society.
  • Processing Fee of Rs. 5,000.
  • Details of the company or the firm with particulars of sales across India, combined with the Ex-distillery price (EDP) mentioned in an affidavit.
  • Details of the required brand with particulars of sales across India and Ex-distillery price (EDP), expected MRP and various duties.
  • Description of the required brands
  • The ENA certificate for neutral alcohol and extra neutral alcohol.
  • TMC under Trademark Act, 1999 or the registered Trademark license.
  • For foreign TMS, the brand should be applied in India.
  • An affidavit stating the genuineness of foreign TMC.
  • Excise Verification Certificate for sale verification.
  • Sale verification report.
  • Sale figure certificate and EDP from Excise Authority.
  • Memorandum & Article Association of the company/ the partnership deed as per the Certificate of Registration in the Cooperative Society/ Partnership Act, 1932/Partnership Deed under the Limited Liability Act, 2008.
  • Copy of license that is used for the Distillery/Brewery/Bottling Plant that has to be obtained from its manufacturing place.
  • Power of Attorney that is duly signed by the authorized Director/MD/Director Appointment of Attorney by the applicant.
  • No Dues Certificate issued by the Delhi Excise Department.
  • Copy of latest IT return/copy of Income Tax clearance certificate /Copy of latest IT assessment order/ copy of PAN card.
  • A copy of the annual account and the duly audited balance sheet.
  • Personal bond with a surety of Rs. 5 lakh.
  • List of Directors/members of the company/firm/society partners/or form-32 in case of the change from MOA.
  • Photograph of MD/applicant director and attorney.
  • Details of the employees working with the BWH.
  • Performance report issued by the company issued by the E.I.
  • Existing licence affidavit.
  • New licence affidavit.

Application Procedure

Given below are the steps to apply for a liquor license in Gurugram.

Step 1: Invitation for bids 

The ETC finalizes the procedure for the invitation of e-bids and displays it on the website of the Department.

Step 2: Security Amount

A bidder has to deposit 5% bid amount on the allotment day as the first part of the security deposit. If the bidder fails to do this within the given date, cancellation of bid occurs, and the deposited money will be relinquished. The bidder will be henceforth barred for five years. The e-bids will make the allotment of the zone of vends for all unallotted zone of vends. Display the list of successful allottees in the office of the Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner of the concerned district.

Step 3: Documents submitted by the allottee

The bidder files an affidavit and a solvency certificate before starting the operation of vends in his/her zone. The affidavit must in an Rs.3 non-judicial stamp paper.
The applicant should be free from all non-bailable offence by any criminal court or of any offence punishable under the Punjab Excise Act or the Opium Act, the Indian Power Alcohol Act, 1948 as applicable to Haryana or the Narcotic Drugs Act.  Failure to file the affidavit or solvency certificate or furnishing false affidavit leads to the cancellation of license.

Step 4: Verification of Documents

The verification of the documents happens before granting the license. The Excise Inspector will verify the documents and the Excise and Taxation Officer / Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer will sign the same before granting the license.

Step 5: Granting of a license

Upon the approval of the ETC (FC) Haryana, the Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner of the district grants the licenses on behalf of the Collector,  Both wholesale and retail sale licenses are granted as per the Punjab Excise Act, 1941 and in accordance to the rules, instructions and policies of the State of Haryana.

E-tendering for License

The Government has initiated the process of e-tendering for the allotment of retail outlets of liquor in the State. The participation fee for the same decreases from Rs. 25,000 per vend to Rs. 10,000 per vend.

Application Fee

The bidder has to remit an application fee of Rs. 60,000 for each zone. This fee is neither refundable nor adjustable. Deposit the amount either through cash or demand draft in the office of DETC (Excise) of the concerned district.

Earnest Money

Every bidder has to deposit earnest money in the form of a bank draft, which is the only permissible mode of payment for this purpose.