Bengaluru, Jan 18 (PTI) Following objections with respect to the draft guidelines on decreasing the age restrict for buy of liquor in Karnataka to 18 years, the state authorities on Wednesday mentioned it has determined to withdraw the proposed modification and keep on with 21 years as the brink.
The Karnataka Excise Division has cited objections raised by public, associations and media for the choice.
Part 36(1)(g) of the Karnataka Excise Act, 1965, prohibits sale of liquor to individuals beneath the age of 18 years. Nevertheless, as per Rule 10(1)(e) of the Karnataka Excise (Basic Circumstances of Licences) Guidelines, 1967, sale of liquor to individuals under the age of 21 is prohibited, the division mentioned in a launch.
In an effort to take away this contradiction regarding age within the Act and the foundations, the division mentioned: “Draft notification dated January 9 has been revealed to amend the rule proposing to substitute the phrases ‘eighteen years’ for the phrases ‘twenty-one years’, as per the suggestions of the Excessive Degree Committee constituted for efficient implementation, to establish and remove redundant elements within the Karnataka Excise Act, 1965 and Guidelines framed thereunder.”
A interval of 30 days was given for objections or options from individuals more likely to be affected with respect to the mentioned draft guidelines.
“In consideration to the objections raised by public, associations and media with respect to the mentioned draft guidelines decreasing the age restrict from 21 years to 18 years…The draft guidelines revealed to amend Rule 10 (1)(e) of the Karnataka Excise (Basic Circumstances of Licences) Guidelines, 1967 and substitute the phrases eighteen years for the phrases twenty-one years, has been withdrawn with rapid impact,” the discharge mentioned.
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