Meghalaya Cabinet allows home delivery of liquor

Shillong: The Meghalaya Cabinet on Friday approved home delivery of liquor in the state. Licensed wine stores in the state will now be able to cater to customers to their doorsteps and will have to apply for permission to make home deliveries.

Addressing the media, Cabinet minister James Sangma said that the cabinet on Friday approved the introduction of new rule 286(A), 316(A) sub section 1 to 22 on licenses for home delivery of liquor by wine shops in the Meghalaya Excise Rule (Assam Excise Rule 1945) as adapted and amended by Meghalaya.

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Below is a list of rules for a licensee and for the customers:

The order for home delivery shall not exceed 3 litres of foreign liquor or wine and 4 litres of beer per customer per order.

The licensee shall submit a list of delivery personal showing their name, valid ID proof, residential address, vehicle number to be used for delivery and mobile number to the Deputy Commissioner and shall inform of any changes of delivery personal vehicles to the DC from time to time.

The customer must declare that he or she is 20 years and above supported by his or her valid age group document issued by the competent authority and send the same via whatsapp to the licensee on his or her registered mobile number by placing the order.

Wrong declaration of age by the customer shall attract penal action as per relevant law.

Licensed wine stores will have to apply for permission to make home deliveries.

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