- August 17, 2023 / 6 min readThe city hosts more than 970 license holders for hotels, clubs, and restaurants (HCR), enabling them to legally serve alcoholic beverages within their establishments.
According to officials, the Delhi administration has now required proprietors and partners of businesses operating hotels, clubs, and restaurants within the city limits to furnish their police verification certificates by September 15.
Officials have stated that the initiative taken by the excise department aims to guarantee that individuals possessing an excise license maintain a strong moral standing and possess a clean criminal record.
In a recent directive issued by the excise department, it has been indicated that individuals who are proprietors or possess ownership of hotels, clubs, and restaurants (HCR), along with partners and directors involved in managing such enterprises, will be required to provide their police verification documents.
The instruction was prompted by the excise department's lack of awareness regarding alterations in ownership, directors, or partners of the establishments operating hotels, clubs, and bars holding HCR licenses.
"As a preventive measure, the intention was to safeguard the retail liquor trade in Delhi from any undesirable individuals, following the alleged discrepancies associated with the revoked 2021-22 excise policy by the Delhi government," a senior official stated as reported by PTI.
Several private companies that had obtained licenses to establish outlets in Delhi under the 2021-22 excise policy faced allegations of misconduct from investigative bodies like the CBI and ED.
The city hosts more than 970 license holders for hotels, clubs, and restaurants (HCR), enabling them to legally serve alcoholic beverages within their establishments.
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