The rules for home delivery of alcohol come into force in Delhi. Everything you need to know | Latest Delhi News
The Delhi government, led by the Aam Aadmi party, on Thursday notified rules allowing home delivery of alcohol for orders placed through mobile apps and websites that will take effect from Friday.
Everything you need to know about home alcohol delivery:
The changed excise rules will be implemented from Friday, but home delivery of alcohol to the nation’s capital will take some time as the government has yet to release the terms and conditions to execute it.
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Delhi’s finance department has said, according to an official notification, that most of the changes, including that to rule 66 of Delhi’s excise rules, will come into effect from June 10, which is Thursday.
Home alcohol delivery orders can be taken through mobile apps and websites after changing the rules. Under the old excise rules, home delivery of alcohol was only allowed for orders placed by fax and e-mail. Due to the impracticality of the rules, there were no takers for the L-13 license and the government has not issued any to date.
However, the implementation of home alcohol delivery depends on the number of L-13 permit applications and the government’s willingness to clear them.
On Monday, the Delhi Excise (Amendment) Rules, 2021, published in a notification to the Official Gazette, allowed holders of the necessary licenses to serve alcohol in open spaces such as terraces, club yards, attached bars to independent hotels and restaurants, where consumers have the choice of obtaining bottled alcohol.
(With PTI entries)