Bhubaneswar, May 23: The Odisha government today fixed delivery charges for home delivery of liquor which will begin in the state from Sunday.
ON/OFF shop licensees will prominently display their phone/mobile/whatsApp number/email id/UPI details for receiving the orders and facilitating digital payments outside their shop.
Orissa Beverage Corporation Limited (OSBC) website (osbc.co.in) will also display the district wise list of ON/OFF shops licensees along with their details.
The product wise latest MRP will also be displayed on the website. The orders for home delivery of liquor can be received by the retailers over phone or through SMS, whatsapp, email etc. Retailers have to ensure that there is no crowding in front of their shops.
The Excise Commissioner has been authorised to decide on the rates for delivery charges from time to time. The ceiling notified by him at present is Rs 100 for orders upto Rs 1000 and thereafter Rs 25 for every additional Rs 500 order value.
The delivery boys will have to follow all the social distancing norms like wearing masks, maintaining 6 feet distance and using sanitiser frequently. No person having any symptom or is unwell should be engaged for home delivery. Digital payment is advisable which will facilitate contactless transaction and ensure social distancing.