Delhi government gives its nod to the new Excise Policy for 2013-14
May, 22nd 2013
Delhi Cabinet today gave its approval for setting up of Dialysis Centres in six Delhi Government major hospitals. It also gave its nod to the new Excise Policy for 2013-14. The decisions were taken at a Cabinet Meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
While briefing the media after the Cabinet meeting, Dikshit stated that her government has always been striving hard to provide better healthcare facilities to all, especially the poor and members of weaker sections of the society. The government while fulfilling its earlier assurance to provide free dialysis procedure for the poor has given its nod to a proposal to set up state-of-the-art dialysis centres in six Delhi Government major hospitals.
Chief Minister further stated that the Cabinet has approved the new Excise Policy for the year 2013-14. The new Policy would focus on better availability of quality liquor. She added that there is no change in license fee for grant of license in Form-L-1 and L-1F. There is also no change in license fee for hotels, clubs, restaurants and retail vend of liquor. The Policy offers an option to the restaurants to deposit the license fee in two equal installments. She also stated that the quality of liquor in Delhi is the best in the country.
Dikshit added that marginal hike in different quality and brands of liquor would come into force after issue of a notification. The MRP of Delhi Medium Liquor has been increased from 90/- to 100 quarts, similarly, the MRP of Economy Liquor has been increased from 120/- to 130/- per quarts. The ex-distillery price (EDP) on non-free pricing brands (MRP 350/- and below in case of whisky and wine) will be increased by about 5%. The local transportation charge has been increased from 2.5 to 3 per case and the freight has been increased from 300/-+(10.5 per km) to 300/- +(11 per km) per consignment of 600 cases.