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No more ‘thekas’ in UP; Yogi govt issues directive for liquor shops

After the Excise Department’s directive, shops in UP are hiding the now-banned terms with paint on their signboards.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 29 Jan 2021 4:47 AM GMT

No more ‘thekas’ in UP; Yogi govt issues directive for liquor shops
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Lucknow: Words like ‘sarkari’ and ‘theka’ used to be common sight outside liquor shops in Uttar Pradesh. But the words now stand prohibited.

Authorities in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday issued a directive to remove the words ‘sarkari’ and ‘thekas’ from outside the shops selling liquor in the state.

The Excise Department officials revealed that it was being done in accordance with the top authorities’ order.

Now, the signboards outside the liquor shops will read beer shop or English wine shop or liquor shop.

No more 'Sarkari' and 'Theka'

After the Excise Department’s directive, shops in UP are hiding the now-banned terms with paint on their signboards.

Earlier this week, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh made it mandatory to have a license to store liquor more than the prescribed limit at home.

License to purchase

According to the revised excise policy in Uttar Pradesh, "individuals will have to obtain a license to purchase, transport or keep in private possession liquor in excess of the prescribed retail limit."

In accordance with the new policy, any person can buy, transport, or possess only six litres of alcohol or store it in his/her house.

If someone wants to consume more liquor than the set limit. Then one has to obtain a license for the same from the Excise Department.

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Shivani Arora

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