Guwahati/Shillong: All liquor outlets and wholesale warehouses in Assam and Meghalaya will open from right this moment for restricted hours, official orders stated on Sunday.
In Assam all liquor outlets and wholesale warehouses will stay open from 10 a.m. to five p.m. on the permitted days whereas these will open from 9 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. from April 13 to April 17 in Meghalaya.
Excise officers of the 2 states would supervise and monitor the enterprise and works of those liquor outlets, wholesale warehouses and permitted institutions. Further Commissioner of Assam Excise Division S.Ok. Medhi in a letter to the Deputy Commissioners of all 33 districts stated that the state authorities has permitted opening of India Made Overseas Liquor outlets, wholesale warehouses, bottling vegetation, distilleries and breweries throughout Assam with impact from Monday topic to compliance of 10-pont pointers.
“These liquor shops may work with bare minimum staff and provide hand sanitisers to customers and staff while handling the bottles and cash. The owner and management of these shops and other permitted installations would be responsible for deploying their staff to ensure social distancing. The owner and management of these permitted installations have to strictly follow all the directives issued by the National Health Mission of Assam with reference to COVID-19,” stated the letter, out there with IANS.
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It stated that the liquor outlets, wholesale warehouses, distilleries, breweries, bottling vegetation shall work with naked minimal employees (no more than 50 per cent) and the permitted institutions should organize to maintain their worker and staff inside their campus and organize meals and different facilities for them.
The letter additionally stated to maintain the employees and employees at a chosen place nearest to the manufacturing facility premises, organize transportation for the staffs and staff from the designated place to the manufacturing facility by observing all of the COVID-19 pointers, get hold of automobile passes from the deputy commissioners of the respective districts for transportation of liquor consignments.
“Any violation of the guidelines issued in regard to COVID-19 would invite cancellation of the excise license,” Medhi’s letter stated.
In Shillong, in a separate choice, the Meghalaya authorities has allowed the opening of wine outlets and bonded warehouses from Monday.
Meghalaya authorities’s Commissioner of Excise in a letter to Deputy Commissioners of all 11 districts stated that sustaining social distancing the wine outlets and bonded warehouses will be opened from 9 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. from April 13 to April 17.
The letter said that the proprietor of the wine outlets could be made personally accountable by deploying their employees to make sure social distancing. “Only one person per household would be allowed to visit a wine shop for the purchase and the movement from one locality and one village to another locality shall be prohibited. The wine shops may function with bare minimum staff and provide hand sanitizers to customers and staff while handling bottles and cash,” it stated.
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