Excise Department collected 113 percent revenue in last six months

Ranchi: The excise department collected 113 percent of revenue against the target in the last six months. On Thursday, a meeting was held on revenue collection and other points under the chairmanship of the Secretary of Prohibition Department, Vinay Kumar Choubey, at Utpad Bhawan.

A review meeting was held with the officials and human service-providing agencies of all the districts of the state. In this, the revenue collection in the last six months was reviewed by the departmental secretary. 113 percent revenue collection was achieved against the revenue target set by the Excise Department for six months. Instructions were given by the departmental secretary to maintain this increase so that 100 percent achievement of the consolidated annual target can be ensured.

Secretary Vinay Choubey directed to installation of CCTV cameras in all retail product shops soon. This is so that real-time monitoring can be done regarding the liquor being sold in retail product shops. Strict instructions have been given to the manpower-providing agencies to pay a timely honorarium to the employees working in retail product shops because due to non-payment of salaries on time, there is a possibility of the employees committing wrongdoings.

Secretary Vinay Choubey directed all Assistant Commissioners of Excise and Superintendents of Excise to ban the sale of liquor at rates higher than MRP. The Secretary directed that under no circumstances should liquor be sold at a rate higher than the MRP or adulterated with liquor. 

All District Excise Officers were also instructed to install MRP-related display boards in retail product shops. Apart from this, instructions were given that the sale of liquor should be ensured only through a track and trace system.

Apart from this, JSBCA was directed by the Secretary to ensure an adequate supply of domestic and foreign liquor. Instructed to take action against SIS, the agency which collects cash from retail product shops, for laxity in its work.

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