The e-lottery for the allotment of running liquor vends will now take place on Thursday instead of earlier schedule of Monday.
Scrutiny of application for this has already been started on Monday for the financial year 2018-19.
District excise officer Rakesh Kumar Singh said,“Last evening, we were able to access the online data. Each and every application is being scanned by the excise inspectors. As it takes quite some time to check one application, inspectors have been provided more than one computer so that the verification process can be completed by March 8. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) will conduct the e-lottery draw at the collectorate compound on Thursday.”
“We are conducting an online verification as the printing of applications will consume time and paper,. Inspectors are noting down the number of applicants and shortcomings in each application,” Singh said.
“There are 216 country liquor shops in the district, but no one has applied for 67 shops. Of the 115 foreign liquor shops, only one shop has no application. There are 129 beer shops and 13 of them have no takers. All 23 model wine shops have received applications. The number of applicants for each shop is being calculated,” Singh said.
Gautam Budh Nagar district informatics officer Pawan Mangal said,“all online application data is available on the central server of NIC. The e-lottery will be held in public. Large LED screens will display the outcome. First, a random sampling will be done. All applicants present will be asked to pick a random number and the selection will be done. If applicants are satisfied with the random sampling, a final allotment will be done.”