Chandigarh: In the state of Haryana Age limit for drinking alcohol The amendment was passed in the legislature, reducing it from 25 to 21.
The bill was tabled in the Assembly on Wednesday by Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chaudhary, who is in charge of the ministry of excise and taxation. Debates on this were also held in the Legislature yesterday.
The decision is said to have been taken at the time of formulating the excise tax policy for Haryana for the year 2021-22.
In a new bill tabled by Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chaudhary, he said, “A lot of changes have taken place today since the previous provisions in the Excise Act were incorporated. Socio-economic conditions have changed drastically. “People are now educated and participating in new ventures and are in a position to make rational and responsible decisions about drinking.”
Following this, the bill was debated in the Haryana Legislative Assembly. It pointed out that several states, including Delhi, had recently set a single age limit of 21 years for drinking alcohol. It was also said that in other states a uniform age limit of 21 years could be set. Later, the ‘Haryana Excise (Amendment) Bill, 2021’ was passed unanimously in the State Assembly.
The bill was passed in the Delhi Assembly last March. This led to a reduction in the age limit or legal age for those who buy liquor or liquor sold in stores from the current age of 25 to 21.
Six bills, including excise duty, were passed in the Haryana Assembly on Wednesday.