The U.P. Excise Licences (Retail Vend of Country Liquor, Foreign Liquor and Bhang) Rules, 1996
Published Vide Notification No. 652-E-2/13-96-8-96, dated March 21, 1996, published in the U.P. Gazette, Extraordinary, Part 4 (Ka), dated 21st March, 1996
In exercise of the powers under clause (e) of sub-section (2) of Section 40 of the U.P. Excise Act, 1910 (U.P. Act No. IV of 1910), the Governor is pleased to make the following rules, with a view regulating the localities for which and the persons to whom licences for the retail vend of the country liquor, foreign liquor and Bhang may be granted :
1. Short title and commencement. - (1) These rules may be called the Uttar Pradesh Excise Licences (Retail Vend of Country Liquor, Foreign Liquor and Bhang) Rules, 1996.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette.
2. Grant of licence for certain localities and to certain persons. - (1) In the revenue districts of Almora, Nainital and Pithorogarh, the licence for retail vend of country liquor, foreign liquor and Bhang shall not be granted to any person other than an Apex Society, as defined in the Uttar Pradesh Co-operative Society Act, 1965 or a Corporation owned or controlled by the State Government or a Divisional Development Corporation and such licence may be granted on payment of fixed fee or fee determined in accordance with graduated or uniform scale or by tender-cum-auction or by auction or by tender or by negotiation.
(2) The Uttar Pradesh Excise Licences (Tender-cum-auction) Rules, 1991 made under Section 41 of the U.P. Excise Act, 1910 by the Excise Commissioner for the time being in force, shall as far as may be, apply mutatis mutandis to the grant of licences under sub-rule (1).