The UP Government on Saturday hiked the license fees for liquor outlets across the State for the next financial year.
Due to the provisions made in the excise policy, the prices of country made and premium foreign made liquors along with beer could cost more. The hike per bottle could be hiked by around Rs 5 to Rs 10.
In the Excise Policy 2023-24, the license fee of liquor and beer shops has been increased by 10 per cent. The State Government has set a target of collecting revenue of about Rs 45,000 crore from the Excise Department in the next financial year. This is Rs 5,000 crore more than the this year.
The license fee of model shop has been increased from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 3 lakh. There will also be renewal of licenses of country, foreign liquor, beer, cannabis shops and model shops. The processing fee and renewal fee for its application has also gone up.
Apart from this, the license fee and security of godowns have been increased. The registration and renewal fees of master warehouses have also gone up.
The license fee of hotels, restaurants and clubs located within the jurisdiction area of Noida, Municipal Corporation area of Lucknow and Ghaziabad and up to five km from its periphery has also been increased.
The Quota (MGQ) of country liquor shops has hiked by 10 per cent. Foreign beer will be costlier as, permit fee increased to Rs 175 per liter.