The excise department in an order on Monday extended the Excise Policy 2021-22 for two months, which extended the validity of renewable licences, including those for retail liquor stores.
The GoM has also viewed that there should not be any restriction on the rate of discounting by the retail liquor vends as long as the market operates in a healthy manner.
Mukesh Suryan said that people drink alcohol outside liquor shops and create an atmosphere of fear for devotees.
The Delhi government's excise department has allowed private shops to offer up to 25 per cent discount on the MRP of liquor.
The applications were filed in the petitions challenging the Delhi excise commissioner's February 28 order discontinuing any discount or rebate on the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of liquor here.
The court noted the submissions of the police and disposed of the petition, saying no further orders are called for.
According to a Delhi government official, there are no exclusive outlets proposed for women under the new policy but the licensee is free to operate a dedicated counter to facilitate them.
The stores, which have L-7Z licences, are offering discounts on Indian and foreign liquor to customers through their vends.
The state unit of the BJP on Friday organised a virtual rally against the Delhi government’s new excise policy led by union minister Smriti Irani, who addressed the participants during the event.
No immediate reaction was available from the ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Irani's attack on excise policy of the Delhi government.
The order stated that apart from the above three dry days, the government may decline any other day in the year as a dry day from time to time.
South Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Mukesh Suryan that while the Delhi government failed to supply drinking water in every household, it started allowing liquor shops to open everywhere.
With many customers returning empty-handed, liquor vend owners say normalcy will return after initial hiccups
The government has already allocated fresh licences to 850 vends for sale of liquor in 32 zones across the national capital.
The private vends were closed on Thursday evening as per the Aam Aadmi Party’s new excise policy.