Excise Department, Purulia
Rule 8:- Restriction on grant of license of certain new sites. –
(1) No license for the retail sale of liquor or any other intoxicant at a new site shall be granted where the new site is situated in the vicinity of an educational institution recognized by the State Government or the Central Government, or any college or institution affiliated to any University established by law, traditional place of public worship and hospital for public use.
“Provided that if a road has to be crossed along the path which an ordinary prudent person normally takes to reach such new site and if the said road is marked by a ‘Zebra Crossing’ for pedestrians to cross, the said distance shall be measured taking into account the fact that an ordinary prudent person, while walking, would have crossed the said road at the point marked by the ‘Zebra Crossing’ for pedestrians to cross”.
Explanation : (i) For the purpose of this rule, vicinity means a distance of 1000 feet.
(ii) For the purpose of this rule, traditional place of public worship means a place of public worship that is in existence for a period of not less than twenty years, or as per section 5 of the West Bengal Religious Building and Place Act, 1985 (West Ben. Act XXXII of 1985) has taken prior permission of the Collector of the district if the place is outside the jurisdiction of Kolkata, or the Police Commissioner if the place is within the Jurisdiction of Kolkata.
(2) No license for the retail sale of liquor or any other intoxicant shall ordinarily be granted at any new site in a tribal area.
“Provided that this sub-rule will not apply to a local area, within which a tourist lodge/ spot is situated or within which the headquarters of a block or a subdivision or a police station is located.”
(3) No license for retail sale of liquor or any other intoxicants shall be granted at a new site if the new site is situated within 720 feet from the mid point of any national Highway/ State Highway.
Explanation:- For the purpose of this rule such part of National Highway/ State Highway which are situated within the limits of any Municipal Corporation, City or Town of Municipality, or such other authority having population of twenty thousands or more, shall not be treated as restriction.Note.- The provision of rule 8 shall not apply to the licenses mentioned in categories (b), (g), hotels of category 3-Star and above of (j), (l), (m) and (n) of rule 4.
(Source: Superintendent of Excise, Purulia)