‘14 occasional liquor licences issued’
The Excise Department Thursday said that 14 occasional licences for the sale of liquor were issued in the financial year 2011-12.
In a formal communication, Assistant Commissioner Ashok Rane said that of the total, two licences were issued for guests between 501 and 1,000, while three licenses were issued for guests from 1,001 and above.
The total revenue collected from the five licences is Rs 9.60 lakh which includes a licence for Sunburn Festival at Candolim, in the same financial year.
The department clarified that private functions where no entry fees are charged do not come under the government notification. [H]