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Uttarakhand Liquor License

Uttarakhand Liquor License

Uttarakhand Liquor License

A liquor license is a legal approval granted by the Excise department to those who want to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption. A liquor license is issued as an endorsement of the pursuance of sale, manufacture, and even use of the drink at particular premises. In this article, we look at the purpose of license, eligibility and procedure for obtaining Uttarkhand liquor license in detail.

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Uttarakhand Excise Act, 1910

In Uttarakhand, the sale and manufacture of liquor are governed by the Uttarakhand Excise Act, 1910. The import and export of country spirit are subject to rules and laws imposed by Sections 8, 9 and 10 and prohibition made under Section 11 of the Excise Act. The admin of the Uttarakhand Excise Department and the Excise Revenue Collector are under the charge of the District Collector.

Need for Liquor License

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

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Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility of persons who can apply for an excise license in the state of Assam is listed below:

  • The individual should be age twenty-one years or above and should be an India citizen or a Person of Indian Origin.
  • Any partnership firm containing the partners is citizens of India. And the change in the partnership will not be entertained after the settlement of shop or group of shops except legal permission from the Excise Commissioner required.
  • The individual should not be a defaulter or blacklisted or debarred from holding an excise license under the provision of Rule 13 of these rules or under the provision of any law made under the Act.

Documents Required

The below listed are the documents/ records to be submitted by the applicants along with the license 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 property or land.
  • 4 copies of plan of the premises which an individual intends to use, construct his plant or building layout plan showing the position of stills, vats and other permanent equipment along with the updated list of the storerooms, warehouses connected in addition to that (prepared any technically competent individual, not below the rank of PWD and SEO departments)
  • Market feasibility, Project Report, cost-benefit analysis, and estimated production.
  • A copy of fire license or No Objection Certificate in this regard from the concerned authority.
  • A copy of clearance certificate from the concerned authority in the regard of environmental pollution, if necessary.
  • NOC from the municipal corporation, municipalities, town committee, town 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 updated list holding more than 15 per cent in the partnership firm.
  • Address Proof and ID Proof
  • Affidavit relating to no dues of excise license or any other Concerned Department.
  • Declaration of Firm’s Partner that who will present in Excise Department.
  • Power of Attorney (P.O.A)
  • Affidavit relating applicant partnership firm or the applicant has not punished under the Molasses Act, Excise Act, I.P.C Affidavit relating partnership firm is not blacklisted in any state.
  • Sales Tax Registration and Tax Clearance Certificate from the concerned Sales Tax Authority where the firm is presently working.
  • 3 copies of Blue Prints of the property labelled map of the proposed land and its premises and its inside places. The site plan has to be submitted by the concerned applicant, Enquiry officer, District Excise, Officer and Deputy Commissioner of the district.
  • Enquiry report of Excise Officer.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) about Law and Order from the proposed area’s S.D.O. proof from the concerned official that proposed site is as per tourist rules.
  • Payment of Rs. Three lakhs towards EMD.
  • Any other certificates which required by licensing / Sanctioning Authority.

Documents to be submitted for 2B Bars

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

 Documents submitted for the grant of License for Microbrewery

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

Procedure for Obtaining Liquor License – Offline Method

The applicants must follow the steps given to obtain a Liquor license by submitting the application offline.

Step 1: Approach the Concerned Department

The applicants will have to visit the Excise Commissioner, Uttarakhand Government.

Step 2: Liquor License Application

For the grant of Liquor License, the applicant will have to go to the relevant office to register and apply for the license.

Step 3: Make Payment

Applicant have to fill out the application form, makes the payment challan and applies.

Step 4: Verification

For verification and issuance of the liquor license, the application goes through the Excise Superintendent.

Step 5: Issuance of License

After the verification, if the applicant’s license form is selected, the license issuance copy will be given at Excise Superintendent Office.

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