Hyderabad, Nov.9 (Hydnow): Tourism minister V Srinivas Goud today stated that the government of Telangana is offering reservations to Goudas, SCs and STs to help them do business and develop. We have lifted some conditions to participate in auction, fees slabs this time to allocate 1864 liquor shops in open category, he said.
The KCR Government directed the officials to implement reservations to Gouds, SCs and STs with 15, 10 and 5 percent respectively, he said. As per directions from chief minister K Chandra Sekhar Rao the reservations are getting implemented in giving liquor shops.
The Minister informed press persons that out of 2620 shops we are giving 756 shops to three reserved categories. Srinivas Goud said that the open category will get 1860 shops. The State Government has lifted some conditions in the process of shops allocations.
He said that the officials conduct auction and allocate the liquor shops in the presence of district officials. The people can now auction for more than one shop as the norm was lifted he said. The Minister said that fees slabs are increased to 12 from previous 8.
Application and license fees are same as last year and only bank guarantee is required instead of two, Srinivas Goud clarified. The district officials will take up the auction process as decided to allot reservations. Like no other state Telangana government offers reservations to three categories to develop, he maintained.
The Minister said that they will take applications for the liquor shops till Nov 18 and allot the same on 20 through the draw process. He said that the state government will offer 404 new liquor shops this time in addition to 2216 shops existing in the state. He also said that as per selection the officials said that out of 756 shops 363 shops will go to Gouds, 262 for SCs and 131 for ST categories respectively. (Hydnow)
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