Military and paramilitary forces will have to pay fees to the Meghalaya government for bringing in liquor from outside the state.
This was made mandatory after the Cabinet approved the Meghalaya Excise Amendment Rules 2019.
Earlier, the military used to lift liquor from Narengi in Assam, but the excise department did not charge any fees.
"It was also decided that to put fees on liquor brought in by military and paramilitary units to the state," Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma said.
"It has been decided that 40 per cent ad valorem will be levied as well as import fees which is 40 per cent of the fees pay by others be paid by them."...
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