Excise policy 2011-12 Approved

The government of Rajasthan today approved excise policy 2011-12 in a cabinet meeting. The policy is aimed at promoting low-alcohol liquor instead of high-alcohol, increasing revenue and stopping the manufacturing and supply of hooch, said an official spokesperson. The excise department will also be strengthened to check supply of illegal liquor and hooch. Excise inspectors will be provided resources like vehicle, mobile, computer and laboratories will be set up at Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer and Bikaner for testing the quality of liquor, he said. The cabinet also decided to increase the number of Revenue Board Members from 15 to 20 as well as execution of E Padnabhan commission''s report in reference to judiciary officials'' allowances.