Ranchi, Oct. 8: The cabinet today approved the Jharkhand Liquor Wholesale Regulation, 2012, which allows the state beverage corporation to supply liquor to retailers.
The retailers will have to requisition Jharkhand State Beverage Corporation Limited, which will facilitate supplies after proper verification and completing formalities.
So far, wholesale licences were auctioned. Now, the beverage corporation will play the wholesaler’s role.
Cabinet co-ordination department principal secretary N.N. Pandey said the new order would be effective from the date of notification. He, however, did not specify when the notification would be issued.
The beverage corporation was formed in 2010, but it took nearly two years to frame regulations for becoming functional. It has also not set up godowns at key locations. Hence, whether the body will fall into the hands of the liquor syndicate remains to be seen.
Among other decisions are
Rules for giving revised pay scales and related benefits to teachers and employees of privately-run recognised minority schools relaxed. The cradles will be now be supervised by district education officers
Industry and handicraft directorate given five acres for setting up an integrated silk plant in Seraikela-Kharsawan
Approval of expenses incurred by state delegation led by tourism minister Vimla Pradhan to India Show in Tokyo during June 20-22
Nod to payment of advertisement amounts to ETV and Sahara TV at rates higher than ones approved by the directorate of advertising and visual publicity