Delhi government allows home alcohol delivery through websites and mobile apps, criticizes BJP
The Delhi government has now allowed home delivery of alcohol to the nation’s capital through the website and mobile apps by making legal provisions for this. The provision was included in the Delhi Excise (Amendment) Rules, 2021, which were notified on Monday.
“Only a specific type of license holder will be allowed to deliver alcohol to homes. In Delhi, we have now allowed home delivery of alcohol only to L-13 license holders, ”an official said.
The new excise rules refer to category L-13 licenses for home delivery of Indian and foreign liquor. “The licensee should make the delivery of alcohol to residences only if the order is received through a mobile application or an online web portal and no delivery is to be made to a hostel, office or institution.
A Delhi government spokesperson said a statement would be issued shortly on the matter.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) criticized the move and said the notification suggested the “misplaced priorities” of the Aam Aadmi party government. “At a time when Delhi was reeling from the brutal second wave of Covid-19 over the past two months, the Delhi government was busy working with the liquor mafia to change these rules,” the spokesperson said. word of BJP Harish Khurana. “The Delhi government failed to deliver oxygen to people on time resulting in thousands of deaths and is now saying it will deliver alcohol to homes. He failed to deliver oxygen cylinders to people’s doors during the [pandemic] and instead wishes to deliver alcohol to them. “