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Tamil Nadu follows Bihar, orders to close down 500 liquor shops

In The Recently Concluded Assembly Polls, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Had Promised To Impose Ban On Liquor Distribution In The State. The State Govt Has Started The Implementation In A Phase Manner After It Has Issued Instructions For The Closure Of 500 State-run Retail Liquor Shops With Effect From June 19.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Jun 2016, 08:08:00 PM

Chennai:

In the recently concluded Assembly Polls, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had promised to impose ban on liquor distribution in the state.  The state govt has started the implementation in a phase manner after it has issued instructions for the closure of 500 state-run retail liquor shops with effect from June 19.

According to a government release, MD, Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Kirlosh Kumar), has issued instructions for closure of 500 retail vending liquor shops with effect from June 19.

However, the release did not specify the specific outlets where shutters will be downed. The order by the official also detailed the steps needed to be followed in redeploying employees of the outlets that will be closed down.

This included posting them in existing vacancies in the district and others in the region as per requirement.

After winning the elections, one of her first orders was to reduce the business hours of state-run TASMAC outlets.

The working hours were revised from 12 noon to 10 pm as against the earlier 10 am to 10 pm schedule. She had also directed closure of 500 retail outlets. 

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First Published : 19 Jun 2016, 07:03:00 PM

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