Guwahati: The government of Odisha has permitted the home delivery of country liquor by the licensee himself or through his authorized representative.
Except for those situated in containment zones, the Odisha government has allowed home delivery of Out Still (OS) liquor and ENA (Extra Neutral Alcohol) based country liquor across the state with immediate effect. Subject to the compliance of lockdown orders issued by local authorities, the government has allowed the home delivery to be done between 7 am to 6 pm.
Meanwhile, the Excise Department in a notification has said that the retailers are entitled to delivery charges of Rs 10 per bottle/ pouch but not exceeding Rs 50 per order. As per directions, the retailers will also have to particularly display their phone/mobile/WhatsApp number for receiving orders.
The Excise Department, Government of Odisha has further clarified that presently, OS and CL licensees will not be permitted to sell of liquor across the counter in their premises.
Previously during the lockdown, the state government on May 24 had allowed ON and OFF shop licensees to sell alcohol through the home delivery system by engaging their personnel or through food aggregators.