Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government on Friday, May 8 decided to levy a ‘cess’ of 25 per cent on the maximum retail price of all alcoholic beverages including Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) effective midnight of Saturday.
The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
Khandu who took to the twitter to announce the same wrote, “To augment States own Resources and to generate much-needed revenue, State Cabinet decided to levy a ‘Cess’ of 25% on MRP of all Alcoholic Beverages including IMFL, Beer, Imported Alcoholic Beverages & Wine, etc. wef 00:01 AM of 09.05.2020.”
The state government had earlier on May 04 levied a cess of 10 per cent on wholesale prices (inclusive of VAT) of IMFL and beer which came into effect from May 05.