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General Information Related to The Department For Knowledge of The Citizens

  • C. Opening and closing time of IMFL and Country spirit shops:

    • IMFL wholesale and retail sale (OFF): 11 AM to 10 PM throughout the year.
    • Hotels, Restaurants and Bars: 11 AM to 10 PM.
    • Country spirit: 11 AM to 10 PM.

    D. Dry Days:

    • 26th January.
    • 15th August.
    • 2nd October.
    • Janmotsava of Sri Sri Sankardeva every year.
    • Any other day that the state Government may, by notification, declare as Dry Day.

    E. Unlawful import, manufacture, possession, sale etc:

    • Provision for punishment with imprisonment which may extend to two years and with fine.

    F. Statutory Warnings:

    • Every label contains statutory warning viz. “For sale in Assam only”,
    • “Sale of alcohol to persons below 21 years of age is prohibited”,
    • “Consumption of alcohol is injurious to health”.

    G. Complaint Redressal:

    • There is a complaint redressal committee in every district under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner of the district.
    • For all kinds of complaints the Superintendent of Excise of the district or the Deputy Superintendent of Excise of the sub-division may be contacted.

    H. Facilities under the Right to Information Act:

    • All districts have notified the names of SPIOs and ASPIOs under the RTI Act,2005.
    • All Public Authorities have published the suo-moto declaration under Sec.4 of the RTI Act, 2005.
    • At the Head Quarter, Deputy Commissioner of Excise, Assam is the notified SPIO.

    Secretariat level:

    • Sanction of new IMFL Licences.
    • Renewal of IMFL Licences
    • Budget Sanction
    • Transfer and posting of Addl. Commissioners/Joint Commissioners/Deputy Commissioners/Superintendents/Deputy Superintendents/Inspector of Excise.
    • Preparation of Gradation list of Officers
    • Sanction of earned Leave of the Gazetted officers
    • Formulation of amendment of Excise Act and Rules.
    • Sanction and retention of posts.
    • Matters relating to pension.
    • All applications/Proposals correct in all respects will be disposed off within a time frame as per existing Excise Act & Rules.