Under the excise policy 2021-22, now pubs will be able to open overnight by paying an additional fee of Rs 30 lakh. If one applies under the policy, then he will have to spend this amount annually for extra time in addition to his license throughout the year. Till now this facility is available only in big hotels including five star.
This year, pub-bars can be opened till 6 am by paying an additional Rs 30 lakh in the policy. Earlier this facility was available only in big hotels. The applications for this year are yet to start coming.
Dr. Anirudh Sharma, DETC, Excise Department
Will be able to open till 6 am
In the new policy that came after the license of 2020-21 that expired on May 19 this year, there is a provision in 2021-22 that now pub-bars will be able to open pub-bars till 6 am with extra fees. Till now the time till one o’clock in the night is to open the pub-bar.
10 lakhs have to be paid extra for one hour extra time. Now 20 lakh more will have to be given till 6 in the morning. In this way, you can open your pub-bar overnight by paying a total fee of Rs 30 lakh annually for the extra time.