Andhra Pradesh Excise (Grant of Licence of selling by Bar and conditions of licence) Rules, 2019

Nov 26, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The State Government of Andhra Pradesh on November 25, 2019, has published the Andhra Pradesh Excise (Grant of Licence of selling by Bar and conditions of licence) Rules, 2019.

These rules will apply for the grant of licence by Bar, conditions governing thereof and transport of Indian Made Foreign Liquor and Foreign Liquor by such licensees.

They will extend to all the areas where the Andhra Pradesh Excise Act, 1986 is in force and it will come into force at once.    

Bar means the privilege granted under these Rules to an establishment where food is served, for sale of Indian Made Foreign Liquor and Foreign Liquor, in loose or in sealed bottles for consumption on the licensed premises.

Ø  Licenses:

Licence in Form – 2B may be granted to the establishments functioning in Nagar Panchayats, Municipalities and within 2Kms from the periphery of such Municipalities (within the revenue district), Municipal Corporations and within 5Kms from the periphery of such Municipal Corporations (within the revenue district) and to 3-Star and above hotels and existing Micro Brewery licence holders.

Ø  Procedure to be followed by the Commission of Prohibition and Excise for selection of applicants for grant of licence in Form – 2B.

Ø  Grant of prior clearance: The Commissioner mat grant prior clearance in Form – 2A to the applicants as regard to requirement and other factors as he deems fit and subject to such directions of the Government as may be issued from time to time.

Ø  Grant of Bar licence: The Registration Certificate in Form – BR1 will be issued to the applicant on payment of non-refundable registration charge.

Ø  Persons not eligible for grant of Licence:

(i)                 Persons below the age of twenty-one years;

(ii)         Persons who are undischarged insolvents or who have been convicted of offences under the provisions of the Act or the Customs Act, 1962 or Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 or convicted under Andhra Pradesh intoxicating liquors (Prohibition of Advertisements) Act, 1978 or convicted of non-bailable offences or are habitual offenders.

(iii)            Persons suffering from leprosy or other contagious disease only in cases where such persons have to handle the stocks of Liquor or Beer in premises or elsewhere personally.

(iv)             Defaulters in the payment of excise revenue to the Government.

Ø  Period of Licence and commencement of business: Every licence will be valid for two years commencing from January 01 of the first year ending with December 31 of the second year, subject to payment of licence fee and non-refundable registration charge as prescribed. Provided that the licence issued on or after January 01 will be valid up to December 31 of the second year.

[G.O.Ms. No. 478]


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