Centre is planning to bring about an uniform duty structure for the liquor industry in the country, industry captains said.
The Planning Commission has taken the initiative in this regard.
Presently, different state governments have different structure for levying duties and taxes on liquor business.
Speaking to reporters, Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies, chairman Vijay Rekhi, said "The Planning Commission is working on looking at ways and means, as was done in the case of VAT (Value Added Tax), to rationalise fees and duties levied on beverage alcohol at a uniform rate nationwide."
He, however, indicated that it may take time to bring about uniformity in duty structure and said it will call for lot of pursuation.