Officials suspended for not meeting booze sales targets in UP !

MERAalcoholWhile neighbouring Bihar state basks in its success at banning the sale of all types of liquor, the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh has penalised excise inspectors for not meeting sale targets and for low revenue collections in 2015-16.

Recently the state government suspended almost the entire team of excise inspectors in Mathura for generating lower profits in the sale of Indian and foreign liquor. The move has spread panic among the excise inspectors across the state, as most districts have failed to meet their revenue targets.

One senior officer said ‘How can an inspector be held responsible if there are no takers for the liquor vends, or if people drink less.