PANAJI: A day after an affiliation of liquor merchants claimed that the state authorities was shifting in the direction of “cartelisation of liquor sale” in Goa, a authorities supply stated that whereas a notification allowing the issuance of liquor licences for alcohol sale at airports is on the playing cards, the method will contain an open tender and no specific entity might be benefitted.
President of the Goa Liquor Merchants Affiliation, Dattaprasad Naik, on Thursday claimed {that a} authorities was proposing to herald a notification to facilitate the institution of liquor shops at Manohar Worldwide Airport in Mopa by a Mumbai-based entity. He had alleged that the regulation was being modified “for the good thing about somebody from exterior Goa”.
A authorities official within the know stated that in an open tender, even a Goan would have the ability to bid for the establishing of such an outlet.
The official additional stated that since an airport is a restricted space, a authorities notification is important if a licence is to be issued. As soon as the airport authority selects a bidder by means of an open tender, he/she should apply for a liquor licence to the excise division with an accompanying no-objection certificates from the airport authority, the official stated.
“It’s only then that the excise division will have the ability to proceed. Additional motion by the division can be topic to all documentation submitted by the applicant being so as,” the official defined.
Presently, the foremost situation to use for a liquor licence in Goa is that the applicant should produce a 25-year residence certificates. It was in 2003, when Manohar Parrikar was chief minister, that this situation was launched within the curiosity of Goans, and it nonetheless stands, the official added.