In the guidelines issued by the Excise Department, all the license holders have been asked to ensure that the bar code on the liquor bottles is properly placed and is in a position to be scanned. Bottles being served at the bar counter should be fitted with 2D bar code cello tape so that the bar code is not spoiled while serving alcohol by the bar tender.
It can now be expensive to sell bottles without bar codes in bars, clubs, hotels, restaurants and licensed liquor shops in the capital Delhi. The Excise Department of Delhi Government has issued orders related to this. Excise department teams recently inspected several hotels, clubs, restaurants and licensed liquor stores in Delhi.
During the inspection, the Excise Department found that many non-bar code alcohol bottles are being served at the bar counter and in the store. Many such bottles were also found by the Excise Department teams which have a bar code but are not in readable condition.
Action will be taken under Delhi Excise Act
In view of these negligence found during his inspection, the Excise Department has issued instructions to all hotels, restaurants, clubs and liquor stores. In its order, the Excise Department has given clear instructions that non-2D bar code on a bottle of liquor will be considered as selling liquor without payment of duty (non-duty paid liquor) in the licensed premises. Strict action will be taken against such shops, hotels and restaurants licensees as per Delhi Excise Act 2009 and Delhi Excise Rules 2010.
2D bar code shows excise duty payment
Actually, the 2D bar code on the bottle shows that the excise duty has been paid on this wine and it also shows that the liquor being served and sold to the people is not fake.
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