Alcohol gets costlier in Meghalaya as bureau endorses charge hike: this decision was made to guarantee higher state income

SHILLONG: 26th May 2022 (PTI Source)

Meghalaya will have to be ready to spend more on their number one liquor choice as CM Conrad Sangma announced a hike on IMFL (India-Made-Foreign-Liquor) in the scope of 1% to as high as 9% this Monday. After the bureau meeting, he said this was done to guarantee higher income for Meghalaya state.

The bureau has equally supported IMFL brands’ re-categorisation that are accessible in the state. Because of changes in rates in adjoining states and to guarantee more income, we have chosen to declassify various brands and increment the costs of some of them," Sangma said.

He said the state government is supposed to acquire an extra income of up to Rs 25 Cr yearly with the adjustment of rates and classifications of alcohol. The bureau likewise endorsed the solicitation of NEEPCO to waive off forthright charges that adds up to a 1 lakh rupees for every MW against the hydro-electricty ventures of 50MW Wah (River) Umiam (Stage I) and 100MW Wah (River) Umiam (Stage II) in River Umiew’s bowl.

It, likewise, endorsed a proposition by the faculty division to permit the naming expert to be the main secretary for the posts of the director, under-secy and representative secretary in the secretariat, the central pastor said. The main secretary replaces the lead representative as the selecting authority.