Chapter-7

Chapter-7 Special Provisions Relating To Liquors
16. Production of liquors:

(1) The licensee who produces liquors has to produce liquors only from the mixture (blending) of spirit produced
from the patent steel plant.
(2) The licensee who produces liquors has to bottle the liquors of 25,30,40 U.P. strength produced by him in the manner as specified by the Department.
(3) The licensee who produces liquors has to bottle the liquors of
65 U.P. strength produced by him in the pet bottles of 300,1000 and 1500 ml, only.

17. Protection of raw materials: The licensee who produces liquors has to make arrangement for proper protection of the raw materials including molasses and spirit. In cases where any loss and damage is resulted from the failure to arrange for proper protection of such raw materials, the revenue chargeable as per the highest rate of the liquors
that such licensee produces has to be recovered from that licensee therefor.

18. To mention batch and serial number: After the process of making liquors has been completed, a label indicating the batch number, serial number, name and trademark of the licensee producing liquors, and the strength has to be labeled on each bottle, and then, it has to be sent to the warehouse.

19. To maintain records about wasa: (1) The licensee who produces  liquors has to maintain records clearly reflecting the inventory also indicating the quantity of raw materials and water used in fermentation  to make wasa.

(2) The licensee who produces liquors shall, prior to putting the wash prepared for distillation into the distillation plant, maintain records of the quantity and vet number of the wasa to be distilled, and give information thereof to the Excise Duty Officer or the employee deputed by him.

20. Entry into distillery or brewery without permission not allowed: No unconcerned person other than the worker of a distillery or brewery shall be allowed to enter into the place where liquors are made or kept in the distillery or brewery, except with permission of the Excise Duty Officer or the employee deputed by him.

21. To maintain inspection book: The licensee who produces liquors has to maintain an inspection book as specified by the Department in the distillery or brewery. The Excise Duty Officer or the employee deputed by him shall, while inspecting the distillery or brewery, mention in the book all matters including the date and time of inspection and the errors, if any, found in the process of making liquors.

22. To maintain records of liquors: (1) The licensee who produces liquors has to prepare details, in the format as referred to in Schedule10, indicating the quantity and strength of the liquors distilled from the wasa and an inventory of the sale of liquors and excise duty to be collected therefrom, in the format as referred to in Schedule-11.

(2) The licensee who produces liquors has to maintain records of grains and fruits used to make liquors, enter details of how much liquors has been made thereof and get the same certified by the Excise Duty Officer or the employee deputed by him/her.

23. Remission of stock shortfall: (1) The licensee who produces liquors has to get the stock with him examined by the Excise Duty Officer or the employee deputed by him at least once in a year. In cases where there has been shortfall in the stock because of evaporation or obscuration or leakage or bottling, the Excise Duty Officer by examining the stock has to make a recommendation, along with the reason for such shortfall, to the Department through the Office, for remission of stock shortfall.
(2) The Department may grant remission on the basis of the recommendation received for the remission of stock shortfall pursuant to Sub-rule (1).
Explanation: For purposes of this Chapter,-
(a) “L.P.” means the strength of spirit in London proof.
(b) “L.P. galloon” means the quantity containing 57.06 per cent fresh spirit per galloon.

(c) “O.P.” means the liquor with strength more than London proof.
(d) “U.P.” means the liquors with strength less the London proof.