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Odisha government today allowed home delivery of liquor in the state

Bhubaneswar:23/5/20: The State government today allowed home delivery of liquor in the state which will begin from Sunday. The liquor shops in the state remained closed since March 23 for lockdown.

Excise officials said that one person can place orders for maximum of 2.5 liters of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and 5 liters of beer simultaneously.

Odisha government today also allowed food aggregators Swiggy and Zomato to operationalize home delivery of liquor. The Excise Commissioner has been authorised to decide on the rates for delivery charges from time to time. The ceiling notified by him at present is Rs 100 for orders up to Rs 1000 and thereafter Rs 25 for every additional Rs 500 order value.

Odisha government today fixed delivery charges for home delivery of liquor which will begin in the state from Sunday.

ON/OFF shop licensees will prominently display their phone/mobile/Whatsapp number/email id/UPI details for receiving the orders and facilitating digital payments outside their shop.

Orissa Beverage Corporation Limited (OSBC) website (osbc.co.in) will also display the district wise list of ON/OFF shops licensees along with their details.

The product-wise latest MRP will also be displayed on the website. The orders for home delivery of liquor can be received by the retailers over phone or through SMS, WhatsApp, email, etc. Retailers have to ensure that there is no crowding in front of their shops.

The delivery boys will have to follow all the social distancing norms like wearing masks, maintaining 6 feet distance and using sanitiser frequently. No person having any symptom or is unwell should be engaged for home delivery. Digital payment is advisable which will facilitate contactless transactions and ensure social distancing.

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