General Information


Excise Department came into existence during the year 1968 after relaxation of prohibition in Karnataka State.  State Excise Department, is mainly concerning with collection of excise revenue in the form of excise duty, additional excise duty, liter fee etc. levied on liquor / rectified spirit etc.  In the year 2006-07 the excise revenue collected was about 4,300 crores and from July 1st 2007 the sale of arrack is banned in the Karnataka State.

The excise department is issuing various types of excise licences in form of CL-2(retail sale of liquor in the premises), CL-9, CL-4(Club licence), CL-5(Occational licences for special purposes), CL-6A(Star Hotel licences), CL-7(lodging and boarding), CL-8(military canteens) and CL-9(Bar licences).  The Excise licences namely CL-2, CL-4, CL-7 and CL-9 etc., sanctioning authority is Excise Commissioner,Bangalore.

The distillery and brewery licences are issued by the Government . There are two types of distilleries one is the primary distillery and another is blending unit.  In primary Distillery the rectified spirit is manufactured  by fermentation and distillation of molasses.  And in the blending units the liquor is blended and bottled in the form of whisky, rum and gin etc.,  In the Brewery the Beer is manufactured by using barley as a starting material. 

The applicant seeking the above said licences has to submit the application to the Deputy Commissioner of the District.  At present there is no provision to sanction of fresh licences.  At present the following  I.M.L. licences are existing in Chitradurga District, for the year 2007-08.

Name of the Taluk

CL-2

CL-4

CL-7

CL-9

Challakere
8
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21
Chitradurga
14
1
2
30
Hiriyur
14
-
2
12
Hosadurga
10
-
-
9
Holalkere
9
-
-
2
Molakalmuru
6
-
-
8

 

Contact Details
Office Of the Deputy Commissioner of Excise,Chitradurga District,Chitradurga. Phone: 08194-222215,227285

 

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