The State government has made amendments to the Goa, Daman and Diu Excise Duty Rules, 1964, which brings out changes in the existing law.
The notification issued by the Department of Finance says that no licence shall be granted to an applicant if the premises in which he proposes to open a liquor shop is situated within shortest accessible distance of one hundreds meters from an educational institution or a place of worship.
It further says that no licence for wholesale and retail sale shall be granted in the same premises.
Also, it says no licence shall be granted to the applicant who is having any criminal record or criminal case registered against him under any law for the time being in force.
In case any licensee is convicted for any criminal case against him under any law for the time being in force after grant of licence, then such licensee shall forthwith intimate the Commissioner about such conviction and get the licence transferred in the name of some other person within a period of three months from the date of his conviction, failing which, his licence shall be cancelled.