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Goa govt decision criticised by trade body

Goa government faces criticism for permitting bars and liquor stores to operate close to educational and religious sites, with additional licence fees imposed under new excise rules.

By Spiritz Desk
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Goa govt decision criticised by trade body

The Goa government’s decision to permit bars and liquor stores in Goa to operate within 100 metres of educational or religious institutes has been criticised by the Goa Liquor Traders Association. The association has termed the decision as “unwanted.”
The Finance Department of Goa in a notification stated: “100 per cent additional licence fees shall be charged to the licences issued in relaxation of sub-rule (4) of rule 90 of the Goa Excise Duty Rules, 1964 and also for renewal of such licences.”