Delhi government has allowed doorstep delivery of liquor. This means that Delhiites would soon be able to order liquor online and get delivered at their home. This comes after Delhi Excise Rules, 2010 have been amended and the Delhi Excise (Amendment) Rules, 2021 come into force. It allows holders of L-13 license to deliver liquor at the doorstep of customers. Here are all the key things about the decision:
Rule comes after amendment in Rule 66 of the Excise Rule
As part of amendment in Rule 66 of the Excise Rule, clause 6, “Licence in Form L-13 for home delivery of Indian liquor and Foreign Liquor by ordering through mobile app or online web portal’ –- states that the “licensee shall make delivery of liquor at the residences only if order is received through mobile app or online web portal and no delivery shall be made to any hostel, office, and institution.”
Not all liquor stores are allowed
The amendment, however, does not allow all liquor stores to offer doorstep delivery. Only those shops who hold an L-13 license are allowed to offer online delivery.
Independent restaurants, clubs and bars attached with hotels too can serve liquor
In a separate set of amendments of Rule 66, independent restaurants, clubs and bars attached with hotels too have been allowed to serve liquor in open spaces. This includes terraces, balconies or lower areas (courtyards) of the hotel.
Rules for banquet halls or party venues
For serving liquors in banquet halls or party venues within the premises of the hotel, a separate license in form L-38 or permit in form P-10E will be required.
The names of apps and websites that can deliver not clear yet
So far, the Delhi Government has not revealed the names of the of apps and websites that can be used to order liquor online.