The price of alcohol and liquor in Arunachal Pradesh is about to increase.
The decision was rendered on Wednesday during a conference of the Arunachal Pradesh cabinet convened by Pema Khandu.
INDIAN-MADE FOREIGN LIQUOR
The term “Indian-made foreign liquor” (IMFL) is used by the government, commerce, and media in India to refer to all forms of spirituous refreshments made in the nation separate from traditional drinks, including feni, toddy, arrack, and others.
Spirits made outside of India that are imported in large quantities into India and then bottled by the Importers in an Excise Bonded Warehouse are referred to as IMFL.
The term “hard liquor” is used to denote all spirituous refreshments manufactured by distilling (carefully boiling and condensing) grains, fruit, vegetables, or vegetables that have undergone immense fermentation.
INSIGHTS OF THE CABINET
The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, on Wednesday, convened a conference with all the highest dignities of the State Council on various events and issues. The Cabinet gave some remarkable decisions on the matters brought up in the council.
The government of Arunachal Pradesh has agreed to raise the current excise duty on all types of hard alcohol, which is also constituted the Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and packed products, by 15%.
The excise duty rates for military or paramilitary forces should be 50% of the rates of excise duty established to be paid before the import or removal from the manufacturer, following a decision made in the Cabinet led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
The Administration also decided to resolve the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary conflict peacefully after taking into consideration the approach of doing so.
It has also approved the proposal to seize control of the DBT-APSCS&T Centre of Excellence for Bioresources and Sustainable Development, which was established at Kimin by the State Govt. under the auspices of the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology, along with the facility’s current staff and infrastructure, starting from October 1 of this year.
The Arunachal Pradesh Government underlined the usage of drone technology and intensified the State’s intelligence during the meeting.
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020’s implementation status also made a place in the Cabinet briefing, focusing fully on improving youngsters’ in skill-building initiatives.
Subsequently, intelligence about the State of 13 federally funded programs, Mission Amrit Sarovar, the PM Gati Shakti program, and the leaked question bank for the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission’s assistant engineer (civil) exam was provided.
The Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary conflict was analyzed by the Cabinet, and it also made other decisions to resolve it peacefully at the earliest.
The Prime Minister’s new program, Mission Amrit Sarovar, to preserve water for the future, was updated at the meeting as to its status. As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration, the aim is to develop and revitalize 75 waterbodies in each State’s district.
After being enlightened about the APPSC recruitment paper leak, the Cabinet agreed to form a High-Level Committee to look into the entire incident and present a report in 15 days.
EXCISE IN ARUNANCHAL PRADESH
One of the main revenue-producing divisions of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh is the Excise Wing of the Department of Tax, Narcotics, and excise. The manufacture, importation, transportation, distribution, and sale of spirituous libation are all under the control of the Excise Wing, which is also the authority to execute State’s Excise regulations. It aims to fulfill the dual goals of stopping the production, importation, transportation, distribution, and sale of prohibited alcoholic items while maximizing the State’s realizable excise income potential.
In the latest conference convened by the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh along with the State Council decided to increase the excise on liquor and alcohol by 15%.