House supply of liquor by means of cell apps or web sites can be permitted within the nationwide capital below the amended excise guidelines governing the commerce of alcohol within the metropolis.
In line with the Delhi Excise (Modification) Guidelines, 2021, printed in a gazette notification on Monday, holders of L-13 license can be allowed to ship liquor on the doorstep of individuals.
“Licence in Type L-13 for house supply of Indian liquor and International Liquor by ordering by means of cell app or on-line internet portal.
“The licensee shall make supply of liquor on the residences provided that order is acquired by means of cell app or on-line internet portal and no supply shall be made to any hostel, workplace, and establishment,” says the notification.
Nevertheless, this doesn’t imply liquor shops throughout the town can be authorised to hold out house supply of liquor instantly.
Solely these merchants in possession of the L-13 license can be allowed to hold out house supply of liquor booked by way of cell apps or portals developed for this function.
Beneath the earlier guidelines, house supply was not explicitly barred, however holders of L-13 license have been allowed to hold out such supply “on the residences provided that order is acquired by means of e-mail or by Fax (not on phone)”. However house supply of liquor eluded the capital.
Final 12 months, the Supreme Courtroom had noticed that the states ought to think about house supply of liquor after visuals of crowding exterior alcohol outlets emerged following restrictions on their operational timings within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the meantime, in a associated improvement that can convey cheer to the restaurant trade, the amended guidelines additionally enable impartial eating places, golf equipment and bars connected with lodges to serve liquor in open areas reminiscent of terraces, balcony or courtyards.