[Laws] DESI liquor special edition Kerala, Mizoram & IPS Training, Tribal insurgency

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India Yearbook
  1. Mizoram permits DESI liquor
  2. Kerala wants to ban DESI Liquor
  3. IPS training academy bans DESI liquor
  4. Tribal insurgency in pre and post-independent India

Mizoram permits DESI liquor

  • 1995: Mizoram passed law to completely ban liquor.
  • But later Government feels that “total” prohibition has harmed the state- because juntaa still drinking Deshi and dying because of hooch. (Zahrili-sharaab).
  • 2014: new act, lifts “total” prohibition from the state.
  • Now anyone above 21 years can drink- both deshi as well as videshi liquor. But he’ll need permit.
  • New act raised fines and jail-terms for all type of drinking related offences.
  • Any citizen can arrest drunkards but they have to hand them over to police or Excise and Narcotics officials.

Kerala wants to ban DESI Liquor

New liquor policy to apply total prohibition within 10 years in phased manner

Anti-Government argumentPro arguments
  • “individual discipline and not State discipline is what is required.”
  • The policy will also affect state income and tourism industry- lakhs of people employed directly and indirectly.
  • Kerala has highest per capita consumption of liquor- families are broken, household savings are eroded.
  • Constitution doesn’t provide Fundamental Right to sell liquor to those bar owners. They were given licenses and the State has right to cancel licenses.
  • Liquor is outside the purview of commerce in art19.
  • State has power to impose restriction on liquor trade, or create its own agency to sell liquor. This doesn’t violate art14 (equality before law).
  • Anyways, Under this policy, State Government planned to cancel bar licences of all hotels below the category of five-star  (from 12-September onwards).
  • Obviously, those bar owners did not like it, NOT ONE BIT. so they went to HC and then to SC.

SC stayed the govt. order because of following reasons:

  • flaw in the policy- drunkards can still goto five star hotels or the zero star Toddy shops!
  • Policy is discriminatory and against constitutional right of equality – if state wants to impose prohibition then ban should be equally imposed on all the liquor selling shops- irrespective of stars.
  • Only 10% of the govt. outlet will be closed every year.
  • Govt. should educate the mass against harmful effects of liquor before the sudden and outright ban on the small liquor shop.

IPS training academy bans DESI liquor

  • Aruna Bahuguna: first lady director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad.
  • SVPNPA = place where IPS probationers are trained.
  • But recently a trainee IPS died after drowning in the swimming pool, under the influence of liquor.
  • Therefore, Director has banned all types of liquor in the academy.

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So far 26 Comments posted

  1. Satyawn Kalpana gaikwad

    Nice sir, your a great human being .I can’t comment on u and ur analysis. Aisa koi sikaye to koi mayakalal nhi rokh sakat cse crack krane ke liya .keep it up.

  2. Jayant

    Sir,
    There should be a rule that job as a minister is just a voluntary service to the country and they shall not recieve any renumerations or financial support for that ,the decisions of the supreme court would be final and binding and has the power to become a law if considered by related insignia to be appropriate…people who had served in the same background must head the ministries e.g. An Army General could be given the responsibilities of MoD and his decisions had to be countersigned by the related ministry’s secy….The civil servants can put a counter argument on any order passed by a minister (without any fear of getting transfered the next day)… then we can wash out all the corrupt ministers who are in the cabinet or states just for the sake of pocket flooding…(inexhaustive..:D)!!

    1. T A M

      Dude, the parliamentary system is dependent on separation of powers. 2nd is some post is reserved for some particular background_The army general MOD case, how can you be so sure he will be efficient & effective on & off the field. it has to be seen that MoD doesn’t become a retirement house of army generals. 2nd thing as for Responsibility of Ministers , the electorate itself could lay out grievances & civil society should be more pro-active in educating the electorate wrt to their rights. That is participative democracy. Even at village levels it is a common sight to see the lads of Village Pradhans are boisterous that no one can do any harm to them. Work has to be done at this level, that they will be held.

    2. Jinsu

      Sir. As civil servants and govt. cannot do any other job simultaneously, why mostMPs/MLAs continue to do jobs like commentary,heading companies, judging shows… A politician is a very responsive service in itself. Please share your opinion

  3. Monali

    Following this website since the last couple of weeks. Got to say, it’s pretty good. In-depth analysis. Nice work.

  4. Lord DUFFERin

    A bit of nit-picking—>”absence or presence of MP/MLA doesn’t really affect ground development”…..what about the fund from MPLADS??

  5. Aspirant

    Rajnath Singh is yet to study the term! lol that was epic 🙂

  6. Rahul Khairnar

    Absence or presence dosen’t really harm???
    aree you trying to say that election of an M.P/M.L.A is only for some kind of funds??
    The elected representatives are voice of the people of a particular area, how far is it justified to deny them this right till next election??
    Is it healthy for democracy and who will monitor the works of district administration???who takes the liability or accountibility for their work??

    1. Inderjeet

      Brother,i agree wid you but u should know these MP/MLA’s are neither dat qualified nor dey can take a proper decision.
      Power should b given to the bureaucrats who r well aware of evrt situation

  7. Vivek Deshmukh

    Gujarat banned sell of liquor way back in 1958. Whether it is successful or not is matter of debate but one thing is certain that it has given rise to illegal selling. This can be simply seen from the fact that according to Gujarat Police they spend 60-70% time on prohibition related cases. Similar but clearly unsuccessful experiments were carried by Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh governments in 1990s. The main reason for revoking prohibition laws in both states were loss of very important revenue. It is estimated that Kerala, which has ordered to close down 732 bars by end of September, can mop up revenue of around 9000 crore from sale of IMFL (Indian made foreign liquor). There are many arguments which goes in favour of prohibition like this will improve health of general public, better domestic peace, increase in efficiency of workers and more saving of household which can be spent on education and other constructive activities. Also recent trends in consumption of alcohol in India as a whole are quite disturbing. Initiating year of drinkers has come down to 14 from 19 in 1980s. Though only 15% of population as whole drinks alcohol, their per capital consumption is far more than world average which sometime surpasses Belarus, the world’s biggest drinking nation. Given such a worrying indications, decision of Kerala government to make it alcohol free State in next 10 years has been welcomed by society by and large. But this decision has its social, economical, moral and administrative implications. First and most important for developing country like India, what will compensate loss of revenue in short and medium term. This revenue could have been used for many welfare and development project and increasing employment. Will state’s economy take a hit? Answer is Yes at least in short and medium term. Secondly, how moral and constitutional is it to bring such prohibition. Indian citizens have fundamental right to life which automatically comes with right to choose as per his or her own taste. There was opposition to making hard core law related to this on similar lines during constituent assembly and that is why prohibition of liquor was included in directive principles. Thirdly, especially in case of Kerala this can have adverse effect on tourism industry, the spinning wheel of Kerala’s economy, which will ultimately affect employment situation in Kerala.
    I the era where having personal liberty is the most important political goal, this kind of prohibition seems to be politically incorrect and immoral. Instead of state deciding what is good for person’s health, let alone him decide the same and government should control illegal business and raise awareness about its ill effects through campaigns.

  8. devil's eye

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    1. prakk

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      You have to prepare your own notes and once you are done, you can (by then, you’ll not feel like) buy these notes to fill up some 1-5% of contents in your notes..
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      Don’t waste your (your parents) hard earned money on these cheap (quality) notes. Make your own sir…

    2. james bond return

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  9. Abhay

    To say that a constituency can remain unrepresented in Parliament or Assembly for 5 years means those people will not enjoy their democratic rights for such a long period. How much money do you expect to save, which will justify this deprivation?

  10. Napoleon

    Nice Article..

  11. Sandeep

    Sir ,Nice article…thanks

  12. ankit

    there should be no by-polls anywhere. If someone is dead, arrested or resigns from the seat, consider it empty till the five year cycle ends. Because absence or presence of one MP/MLA doesn’t really affect ground development. Government can handover the MPLADS funds district administration directly- after all they’re the ones responsible to implementation….

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  13. vikram modak

    Total ban on liquor will only increase smuggling and production of poisonous desi daru, so considering affecting factors like state revenue, employment and individual liberty kerala should go for campaigning of hazardous effects of liquor to people. I don’t understand why Indian don’t believe in regulations…. Means either yes or no….no golden mean.

  14. vivek

    what are the topics that should be covered under the heading of socio-economic development in india??and also not getting any source & previous year paper for the preparation of ASRB..pls help sir

  15. diinesh bunty

    I observed that students have different view which was lifted ban from supreme court as well as state gov also supporting the same because it harms the revenue of states. But same time we should also keep on track to our valuable people who are the best revenue of india and international level and also make country free of diseases and more healthier and beauty.

  16. Daisy

    State has power to impose restriction on liquor trade…

  17. kabir

    Dear Mrunal Sir

    Please refrain from political statements

    Regards

  18. aspirant

    EXCELLENT ARTICLE SIR
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    KEEP IT UP

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. RAVI KUMAR

    SIR TOLL FREE NO KYA HAI

  20. Tirup Parmar

    Mrunal Sir, plz add notes on this topic also…”Tribal insurgency in pre and post-independent India”..plz

  21. PREETI GUPTA

    TRIBAL INSURGENCY IN PRE AND POST INDEPENDENCE PLS GIVE ME DETAIL ABOUT THAT

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