Liquor license in maharashtra

Maharashtra liquor license


      Opening a liquor store is brimmed with various intricacies, chief of which is the requirement for a valid liquor license that has to be possessed by the bartender by fulfilling the required criteria. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining the maharashtra liquor license in detail.

Also, know about maharashtra liquor license.

need for the license

     In India, the rules and regulations concerning the sale and consumption of alcohol vary among the states. This is because the subject of alcohol is mentioned in the state list under the Seventh Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The excise department in maharashtra administers the liquor head.

    The legal age for consumption of alcohol has been specified in every State. Legal age is also the Consumption Age in this context.

Types of liquor license

Two types of liquor are available in the Indian market:

Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL):This kind of liquor refers to the Hard Liquor manufactured within India.

Imported Foreign Liquor (IFL):This kind of liquor manufactures outside India and later imported to India. These liquors are usually expensive than IMFL.

liquor law in india

     Article 47 of the Indian Constitution briefly states that “The State shall endeavour to bring about a prohibition of the consumption except for the medicinal purpose of intoxicating drinks and of drugs which are injurious to health.” It is noteworthy that five states in the country have been banned from the sale, purchase and consumption of alcohol.

types of liquor license

      The maharashtra Liquor License Rules, 1976 pronounces the types of licenses that serve liquor in the State. Besides this, the act also ensures to supply safe and quality liquor to its consumers.  The categories of licenses used to sell the different variants of liquor are many. A few  of the liquor brands, which requires special trading licenses, are:

  • Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL)
  • Country liquor
  • Denatured & Special Denatured Spirit
  • Rectified Spirit
  • Wholesale licensee for Indian Made Foreign Liquor

Application procedure

    The Maharashtra Government has launched an online liquor license program to issue licenses to its citizens.

Step 1: Log on to the website

To start with, the applicant has to visit the official portal.

step 2: Log on to the Portal

The licensee has to enter the username and password. Applicants using it for the first time must click on the ‘Register’ option to enter the details.

Step 3: Click on the application form

The licensee has to select the application form and enter all the required details.

Step 4: Submit the Form

After entering the details, the licensee can submit the form by entering the ‘Submit’ option.

Step 5: Issuing the license

Based on the request for the type of license, the officials will conduct proper verification, after which the certificate will be issued.

renewal of license

     To retain a license, renew every year by remitting the appropriate fee.