Written & Edited By : Aditi Mishra
25 January 2023 ( New Delhi ) : The Delhi government has taken an important decision regarding the sale of liquor. Due to dry day on January 26, there will be a ban on the sale of liquor in liquor shops, bars and restaurants. The Delhi government has declared dry days from over six till the end of March, banning the sale of liquor 550 shops across the city. The Delhi government on Monday announced that the sale of liquor in pubs and restaurants will also be banned on Republic Day (January 26).
Liquor is not allowed to be served in hotels, bars and restaurants on the three national holidays of Gandhi Jayanti, Independence Day and Republic Day.
The Excise Department of Delhi Government has released the list of dry days for the period from January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023.
The list includes Republic Day on January 26, Guru Ravidas Jayanti on February 5, Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti on February 15, Mahashivaratri on February 18, Holi on March 8 and Ram Navami on March 30 as dry days. Liquor contracts will remain closed on this day.
The Delhi government issues a list of dry days every three months. Currently there are about 21 dry days in a year.
In July 2022, Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena urged for CBI after suspected irregularities in implementation the Delhi government withdrew its Excise Policy 2021-22.The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Thursday, January 26, issued an order prohibiting the sale of liquor in bars and restaurants in the national capital. This is the first time that the government has taken a decision to ban the sale of liquor in bars and restaurants. Earlier only liquor vends were closed on R-Day. For the unversed, Republic Day is observed as a dry day when liquor shops remain closed. Liquor is not allowed to be served in hotel clubs and restaurants on three national holidays, Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti.