Excise Division

Articles involved in Abkari cases are examined and reports furnished to various courts for trial of Abkari offences. The liquor samples collected from licenses shops are also examined in this division for detection of adulteration. Liquor samples from distillery and blending units are also examined in this division. A total of 17,000 cases comprising of 49,000 articles were examined under this category during 2017-18.

Tinctures and other Medicinal preparations under the M & TP Act are also examined in the Excise Division. The Chemical Examiner to Government is declared as the competent authority to assay the tinctures manufactured in the various Pharmaceuticals in the State and to certify the percentage of Ethyl Alcohol present in them. During the year 2017-18, 65 cases comprising of 1026 samples were examined and reports forwarded to the Board of Revenue. Since the Medicinal preparations can be released only after the receipt of the report of chemical analysis, the assay of the samples was carried out with least possible delay.