Any unit situated in GIFT City, desiring to obtain an FL-III licence shall apply to the Superintendent of Prohibition and Excise, Gandhinagar in Form “A”
About a week after relaxing the liquor consumption norms for the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) area in Gandhinagar, the state government issued a set of rules on Saturday to be implemented for hotels, clubs, or restaurants desiring to serve liquor and for their customers.
Any unit situated in GIFT City, desiring to obtain an FL-III licence shall apply to the Superintendent of Prohibition and Excise, Gandhinagar in Form “A”.
After due verification, the Superintendent of Prohibition and Excise shall send the proposal with his recommendation, through the Director to the GIFT Facilitation Committee for an appropriate decision.
After approval by the Committee, the Superintendent of Prohibition and Excise shall issue the licence in Form FL-III, the government said in a Gazette notification on Saturday.
The licensee shall serve liquor for consumption in the approved “Wine and Dine” facility area only. To get a liquor licence for the “wine and dine” facility, one will have to pay Rs 1 lakh per annum and a Rs 2 lakh security deposit.
“The licence can be issued for a period of one to five years initially. Subsequently, it can be renewed for up to five years at a time. The fees for the F.L.-III licence shall be Rs 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) only per annum and the security deposit shall be Rs 2,00,000/- (Rupees two lakh) only,” the notification read.
“The licensee/Liquor Access Permit/ Temporary Permit holder shall comply with the provisions of the Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949,” it added.
These permits will be issued to those who have attained 21 years of age.
The rules further state that Recommending Officers will have to prepare a list of employees desiring to get LAP and send the list to the Authorised Officer.
The recommending officer shall prepare a list of employees desiring to obtain the Liquor Access Permit and shall send the same to the Authorised Officer.
“The Authorised Officer, shall send the approved list to Authorised Person(s); Superintendent of Prohibition & Excise and Recommending Officer.
The Authorised Officer shall issue Liquor Access Permit cards on the basis of the approved list of employees and send the same to Recommending Officer,” it said.