New Delhi, Oct 7 (Calcutta Tube) You can serve liquor at the age of 21 — but can’t be served, stipulates the new Excise Act of the Delhi government, adding that women can be bar tenders too.
The Delhi Excise Act, 2009, that came into force Monday, replaces the outdated Punjab Excise Act, 1914, which was extended to the national capital.
According to it, the age of employment of men in places where liquor is served has been reduced from 25 years to 21 years and restriction of employment of women has been done away with.
However, Excise Minister A.K. Walia told reporters that the age at which people can take liquor remains at 25.
The previous rule did not allow women to be bar tenders.
The new law has been enacted to overcome the problem of spurious and adulterated liquor, its smuggling and also its consumption in public places, Walia said.