Puducherry

AIADMK reiterates demand for auction of retail liquor outlets

The government should abolish the present system of licence renewal every year for a fee, the AIADMK said. 

The government should abolish the present system of licence renewal every year for a fee, the AIADMK said.  | Photo Credit: KUMAR SS

The AIADMK has reiterated its demand that retail liquor outlets be auctioned in the Union Territory of Puducherry.

AIADMK secretary (East) A. Anbalagan said in a statement that the auction of retail liquor outlets would fetch the government around ₹700 crore in additional revenue.

The government should abolish the present system of licence renewal every year for a fee. Instead, the shops should be auctioned every three years, he said.

He reasoned that the present system did not help the government earn a good revenue. The auction would ensure competition and a better revenue, which could be used to fund welfare measures.


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