A great initiative has been taken by Excise Superintendent, Nagpur City. Pramod Sonone is the Excise Superintendent of Nagpur. He has made it mandatory for all to take permit for liquor consumption. If a person is to consume alcohol or will be using it in his food, he ought to have the permission to do so. From now, you need to have the liquor permit for serving alcohol to more than 10 people otherwise you may land behind the bars.
The new norms of Maharashtra Excise Department have been made so that the people comply with it. If you are hosting a party at you home which will include alcohol in the servings then you need to get the license for a day. While hosting a party on a grand scale, the license is mandatory for you. The license costs Rs 3000 in rural areas while Rs 20,000 for the commercial ones. A license for a grand party costs Rs 10,000. Online portals have also been set up for the same.
The online portal has been set up to issue licenses to people who sell liquor, do liquor trade or manufacture the raw materials used for liquor. Now, anybody can easily have the permit by tracking the application online. If one wants to lodge a complaint then that can also be done through this portal by Maharashtra State Excise Department without getting the name revealed. The Commissioner will be doing the surveillance of the complaints and will further direct forward them to the Superintendents of particular region. Action against the complaints will be taken within 24 hours .