Madhya Pradesh Liquor License
Madhya Pradesh Liquor License
A liquor license is a permit given by the excise department of the respective state to sell alcoholic beverages at a particular place. The state government has formed various rules and regulations under the Madhya Pradesh Excise Act, making it mandatory to acquire a liquor license for restaurants, hotels, clubs etc. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining a Madhya Pradesh Liquor License in detail.
Need for Liquor License
An individual is required to obtain a liquor license for the following reasons as explained below:
- A liquor license is needed to avoid the unlawful sale of liquor in a particular state.
- A liquor license is necessary to regulate the sale of liquor to maintain health in the country.
- It is illegal for any individual to manufacture, dispense or sell intoxicating alcohol without a state license granted by the state supervisor of the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.
Types of Liquor License
The following are required to obtain a liquor license in Madhya Pradesh.
The Government of Madhya Pradesh issues more than twenty-five types of license for distillery, bottling units, breweries, wholesaler of Foreign Liquor, for sale and manufacture of intoxicants items for taking prescribed annual license fee as follows:
|S.No||Types of License||Purpose||Population of Town/City/District||Annual License Fee|
|1.||FL-1B||Shop- Bar License||Nil||2% of the annual value of FL-1 Shop.|
|2.||FL-2||Restaurant Bar License|
Gwalior, Bhopal, Indore, Sager, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Reva.
Kanha Kisali, Pench, Mukki, Bandhvgarh, Pachmarhi and Mandu
|2.a||FL-2||CRUZE Boat in Bhopal Lake||Rs.170000|
|3.||FL-3||Hotel Bar License|
From 50,000 to 1 Lakhs
From 1 Lakhs to 3 Lakhs.
From 3 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs.
From 5 Lakhs to 10 Lakhs.
Above 10 Lakhs.
|4.||FL-3A||Resort Bar License||Nil||Rs. 5,30,000|
|5.||FL-4||Club License||Nil||Rs. 80,000|
|6.||FL-4A||Commercial Club License|
Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur Urban Area and Rural Area and Other districts Urban Area.
|8.||FL-6||Military Canteen Wholesale License||Nil||Rs.10,000|
|9.||FL-7||Military Canteen Retail License||Nil||Rs. 1,000|
|10.||FL-8||Military Club License||Nil||Rs. 1,000|
|11.||FL-9||Bottling License||Nil||Rs. 6,90,000|
|12.||FL-9A||Sprit Bottling License under Franchise System||Nil||Rs. 1,15,000|
|13.||FL-10A||Outside Manufacturers Central Godown License (Sprit , Beer and Wine)||Nil||Nil|
|14.||FL-10B||Outside India Manufacturers Central Godown License (Sprit , Beer and Wine)||Nil||Nil|
|15.||D-1||License to Manufacturer Sprit in Distillery||Nil||Rs.9,20,000|
License for Brewery.
License for Winery.
|17.||CS-1||License for Wholesale Supply of Country Liquor||Nil||Rs. 1,50,000|
|18.||CS-1A||License for Export of Country Sprit||Nil||Rs. 1,50,000|
|19.||CS-1B||License for Country Sprit Bottling||Nil||Rs. 2,00,000|
|20.||DS-1||License for Wholesale of Denatured Sprit||Nil||Rs. 1,000|
|21.||DS-2||License for retail sale of Denatured Sprit||Nil||Rs.200|
|22.||DS-3||License for possession of Denatured Sprit for Industrial and Scientific Purpose||Nil||Rs.100|
|23.||DS-4 S||Special License for Druggist||Nil||Rs.100|
|24.||. RS-1||License for possession of Rectified Sprit for manufacture of basic drugs||Nil||Rs.100|
|25.||RS-2A||License for possession of Rectified Sprit for manufacture of basic drugs||Nil||Rs.100|
|26.||PS-III||Retail Poppy Straw License||Nil||Rs. 3,00,000|
The required documents are to be furnished along with the application form.
- Application form addressed to the Excise & Taxation Officer (Excise)
- Proof of Age (should be more than 25 years of age)
- Proof of Residence (copy of Driving License, Ration Card, Voter Card, Passport etc.)
- Aadhaar Card.
- NOC from the fire department
- NOC from the municipal corporation
- Photograph of the applicant.
Application Procedure for Liquor License
To apply for Madhya Pradesh Liquor License, follow the steps specified below.
Approach Excise Department
Step 1: The applicant has to approach the office of the designated officer of the excise department to collect the application form for a liquor license.
Complete the Details
Step 2: Fill the application with required details and attach the prescribed documents.
Submit the Application Form
Step 3: Submit the duly filled application form with all the documents to the Excise & Taxation Officer at the same office.
Make the Payment
Step 4: Upon submission of application, the applicant needs to make payment by generating a challan.
Message on Payment
Step 5: Once the challan is submitted and payment is made, the applicant will get an intimation on the registered mobile number and email ID about the successful payment.
Issuance of Liquor License
Step 6: After verification/ inspection of the documents, the fire license will be issued to the applicant.
The entire process of granting a liquor license will be completed within one day from the date of application.
Liquor License Renewal
The Madhya Pradesh government has permitted the liquor license validity only for either three or five years, therefore it has to be renewed after the validity period. The existing hotels and restaurants for renewal are supposed to produce architectural drawings and photographs every year. Additionally, the documents prescribed for renewal should be submitted and the power of renewal of the liquor license will lie with the Excise Commissioner by remitting the following amount payable for renewal.
If an individual possesses any intoxicant or transports, manufacturers, without holding a Liquor license will be punishable with imprisonment for a term of more than six months or with fine extending to one thousand rupees, or with both.