The Chief Minister of Telangana State K. Chandrasekhar Rao, while approving the existing Excise Policy for the next two years, has asked officials to invite fresh applications for retail wine shops.
Telangana CM approves Excise Policy
The Chief Minister held a review meeting on Sunday with principal secretary (excise) of revenue, Mr Ajay Misra, excise commissioner, Mr R.V. Chandravadan and excise minister, Mr T. Padma Rao, at his camp office to finalise the policy.
He asked officials to invite applications for wine shops in the existing localities ensuring that that the numbers did not increase; when more than one application was received, the applicant should be chosen by lottery, he directed.
He also said that the new licenses would be effective for two years. “There are 2200 wine shops in Telangana; the number will remain the same. What we have decided today is instead of one year, the new licence will be given for two years; there is nothing new in the existing excise policy other than this,” Mr Ajay Misra said.