Odisha govt revises the Special Covid Fee imposed on alcoholic beverages
| Thursday | 9th July, 2020
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government imposed “SPECIAL COVID FEE” on alcoholic beverages in the month of may, 2020 over and above tax rates of 2020-21, resulting in an increase of MRP by approximately 50% for most of the alcoholic beverages (IMFL Beer) compared to 2019-20.
Further, in order to avoid overcrowding in liquor shops during Covid-19, Government initially allowed ON/ OFF shop licensees to commence Home Delivery of liquor w.e.f.
24.05.2020 which was followed by counter sale w.e.f.
In view of the above sale around Rs.200 Crores has been collected as “Special Covid Fee” so far.
The brand wise revised MRP of these products are being notified by OSBC and will be available in their website www.osbc.co.in.