Maharashtra Country Liquor (Amendment) Rules, 2017

No. BPA. 0417 /CR-71/EXC-2. - Whereas, the Government of Maharashtra considers it expedient that the following rules further to amend the Maharashtra Country Liquor Rules, 1973, should be brought into force at once, and therefore the rule should be made without previous publication as provided by the proviso to sub-section (3) of section 143 of the Maharashtra Prohibition Act (XXV of 1949);

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (b), (g) and (h1) of sub-section (2) of section 143 of the Maharashtra Prohibition Act and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the Government of Maharashtra, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Maharashtra Country Liquor Rules 1973, as follows namely:-- --

1. These rules may be called the Maharashtra Country Liquor (Amendment) Rules, 2017.

2. In rule 24 of the Maharashtra Country Liquor Rules, 1973 (hereinafter referred to as "the principal Rules"), in sub-rule (4),-- --

(i) after clause (c) the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-- --

"(c1) which, if situated in areas within the jurisdiction of any local self-government body having population not exceeding 20,000 is within a distance of two hundred and twenty metres and if situated elsewhere, within a distance of five hundred metres from the edge of any national or state highway, or in case of any existing service road then the distance from the edge of such service road adjacent to the national or state highway.";

(ii) after the existing proviso the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-- --

"Provided further that, if at any time after the commencement of the Maharashtra Country Liquor (Amendment) Rules, 2017 it is observed that, if any shop is situated in areas within the jurisdiction of any local self-government body having population not exceeding 20,000 is within a distance of two hundred and twenty metres and if situated elsewhere, within a distance of five hundred metres from the edge of any national or state highway, or in case of any existing service road then the distance from the edge of such service road adjacent to the national or state highway, the licence shall stand...

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