Meghalaya Govt Orders Home Delivery of Liquor on Health Grounds
GUWAHATI: The Meghalaya government has issued an order in which it will make home delivery of liquor on health grounds.
In the order, the deputy secretary to the Meghalaya government said the “Meghalaya government has approved home delivery of liquor on health grounds strictly against medical prescriptions issued by the registered medical practitioner.”
“Bonded warehouses may be allowed to sell and provide home delivery of liquor as a special case with immediate effect up to 14th April, 2020 (midnight) until further orders” to customers who are 21 years old and above," the statement further added.
It is to be mentioned that the customer can “log in and upload the medical prescription for the delivery of liquor to his residence from the bonded warehouse, in the respective district and the warehouse in turn, obtain the approval of the officer in the charge of excise, bonded warehouse and delivers the liquor to the customer on request upon payment of all dues.
The warehouses have also been allowed to charge a maximum of Rs 100 as delivery fee for 15 kilometres or less and Rs 200 for more than 15 kilometre distance. The letter clarifies that it is a temporary provision.