The Opening of a Liquor Vend in the Haryana’s Gram Sabha Area Banned from Next Financial Year.

Chandigarh, Nov 18- Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal here today took an in-principle decision to bring an amendment in section 31 of the Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994 allowing devolution of powers to Gram Sabha to ban intoxicating liquor within the local area of a Gram Panchayat.

        As per the decision, a Gram Sabha may, at any time, during the period commencing on 1st day of April and ending with the 31st day of December instead of 30th day of September of any year  pass a resolution banning the opening of a liquor vend in the Sabha area from April 1 of the next year.

          The Cabinet also decided to extend the date of submission of there solution in the office of Excise and Taxation Department to January 15 of the succeeding year instead of October 31 of the same year.

          It was further decided that the quorum of the Gram Sabha meeting for passing such a resolution shall be one-tenth of its members.