In exercise of the powers conferred by section of the Bombay Prohibition Act, (Bom. XXV of (, and of all other powers enabling it in this behalf and. Bom. XXV]. Bombay Prohibition Act, (d) The Archdeacon at Nasik and in. The Clergy in Churches and institutions his absence, the Right Reverend . Government Gazette", on the 2'"1 December, 20 l l). An Act further to amend the Bombay Prohibition Act, lt is hereby enacted in the Sixtieth Year of the.
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(1) This Act may be cited as The Bombay Prohibition Act. 2[2) It extends to the whole of the 3[State of Maharashtra. 4[(3) It shall come into force 5[in the. The Bombay Prohibition Act, is an Act of the Bombay Legislative Assembly relating to the . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. The Maharashtra Prohibition Act, Act No. 25 of mh For Statement of Objects and Reasons, see Bombay Government Gazette, , Part V.
Alcohol consumed in smaller amounts and occasionally is good for health but the majority of people cannot limit their amount of alcohol intake once they have started consuming it. Drinking spoils not only the individual but also his entire family. In fact, alcohol acts as a catalyst in committing a number of crimes. Hence I support the C. Liquor shop retailer said banning was never a solution.
I would beseech you to give up all evil habits, and you will at once find that you are accepted as honourable members of society without any stain on you. Picketing liquor shops, for example, was a major activity under the Non-Cooperation Movement. Prohibition introduced In , therefore, a Congress government in Bombay Province consisting of modern-day Maharashtra and Gujarat did its Gandhian duty by introducing prohibition. Taking back control, the British immediately rolled back prohibition rules.
So strict were rules at the time that cough syrup and eau de cologne were banned since they contained alcohol. Soon after this act was passed, the Constitution came into force, enshrining prohibition as a Directive Principle of State Policy.
Along with this, the entire country saw a support wave for prohibition develop.
In , Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appointed the Prohibition Enquiry Committee that was to design a plan to extend prohibition all over the country by Mumbai bootlegging Back in Mumbai, things were stirring underground. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a city in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a drink — and no law was going to change that.
Mumbai therefore took to more illicit forms of liquor. Bootlegging thrived and organised crime took over alcohol distribution.
Since alcohol production was legal in large parts of the country, this law made very little difference to consumption other than forcing people to drink somewhat surreptitiously behind closed doors. Section 84 of the Bombay Prohibition Act provides that any person, who is found drunk or drinking in a common drinking house or is found there present for the purpose of drinking, shall on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.
Section 85 provides that any person found drunk and incapable of controlling himself or behaves in a disorderly manner under the influence of drink in any street, thoroughfare, or public place or in any place to which public have or permitted to have access, shall on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term, which may extend to one to three months and with fine which may extend to two hundred to five hundred rupees?
However, there is no minimum threshold below which alcohol can be consumed without risk. With rise in blood alcohol concentration, there is progressive loss of driving ability due to increased reaction time, over confidence, impaired concentration, degraded muscle coordination and decreased visual and auditory acuity. The blood alcohol content BAC limits are fixed at 0. Any person whose BAC values are detected more than this limit is booked under the first offense. As per the new provisions, drunk driving would be dealt with higher penalty and jail terms - fines ranging from 2, to 10, and imprisonment from 6 months to 4 years.
Drink driving will be graded according to alcohol levels in the blood. For those who are found heavily drunk with alcohol levels of over mg per ml of blood, the penalty will be 2 years imprisonment and or 5, Repeat offence within a three year period would warrant a jail penalty and fine of 10, besides cancellation of license. Private channels often permit alcohol companies to advertise using surrogate means like selling the brand name for soda or water or music.
I really welcome the State Government initiative to ban Liquor. This proviso was substituted by Mah. The words and figures "for which they are appointed as Collectors under the Bombay Land Revenue Code, ," were deleted by Bom. The words "of land revenue" were deleted by Bom.
The word was substituted for the word "Provincial" by the Adaptation of Laws Order, These words were substituted for the words "Director of Prohibition and Excise by Mah. This word was substituted for the word "Director", ibid. These words were substituted for the words "all the powers and perform ail the duties" by Bom. Subordinate officers 5. Such persons may be given such designation as the ' [Stale Government may deem fit. Board of Experts. The members so appointed shall hold office during the pleasure of the State Government.
This word was substituted fort the word "Provincial" by the Adaptation of 1aws Order, Section 6A was inserted by Bom. Sub-Section 1 was substituted for the original by Bom. These words were substituted for the words "is or is not an article unfit for use as intoxicating liquor, the State Government shall constitute a Hoard of Expert", ibid. These words were substituted for the words "Two members", ibid.
The words "working in sin honorary capacity or otherwise" were deleted Bom. On obtaining such advice, the State Government shall determine whether any such article is fit for use as intoxicating liquor, and upon determination of the state Government that it is so fit, such article shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to be fit for use as intoxicating liquor.
These words were substituted for the word "committees", by Bom, 22 of ,5. These words were inserted, ibid. These words were substituted for the words "as are provided by or under this Act", ibid. Subsection 7 was substituted for the original, by Sum. Sub-section 7 was added, ibid. This word was substituted for the word "Provincial by the Adaptation of Laws Order, These words were substituted fur the word "committees", by Bom.
These words were substituted the words "as are provided by or under the provisions of this Act", ibid. Control of 6 [Commissioner over Prohibition Officers and other officers.
Delegation 9. In exercise of their powers and in discharge of their duties and functions under [he provisions of dm Ad or rules, regulations or orders made therefore under all Prohibition Officers and all officers including the officers of the Police and other departments shall, subject to the general or special orders of the 1[State] Government be subordinate to and under the control of the 3[Commissioner] and shall be bound to follow such orders as the 3[Commissioner] may, from time to lime make.
Delegation This wont was substitutes for the word "1[Provincial]" by the Adaptation of Laws Order, These words were inserted, by Bom. Power of Gram Sabha to enforce prohibition or to regulate or restrict the sale and consumption of any intoxicant.
Notwithstanding anything contained in the following provisions of this Chapter, It shall be lawful to import, export, transport, manufacture, 1[bottle] sell, download, possess, use or consume any intoxicant or hemp 2[or to cultivate or collect hemp] or tap any toddy producing tree or permit such tree to be tapped or to draw toddy from such tree or permit toddy to be drawn therefrom in the manner and to the extent provided by the provisions of this Act 3[or] any rules, regulations or orders made or in accordance with the terms and conditions of a licence, permit, pass or authorization granted thereunder.
V of 1. Section 11A was inserted by Mah. Act 46 of NO person Shall a manufacture liquor b construct or work any distillery or brewery; c import, export, transport or possess liquor; or d Cell or download liquor Prohibition of sale, etc.
NO person shall a bottle any liquor for sale; b consume or use liquor, or c c use, keep or have in his possession any materials, still, utensils, implements or apparatus whatsoever for the manufacture of any liquor. Prohibition of export, import, transport, sale, manufacture etc.
Prohibition of Import, export, transport, Sale, etc of sweet toddy.
No person shall: a import, export, transport or possess sweet toddy or nira; b bottle sweet toddy or nira for sale; or c sell or download sweet toddy or nira 1. This word was inserted by Bom. The words " or extract any portion of such plant from which any intoxicating can be manufactured were deleted by Bom.
Prohibition of tapping of toddy producing trees and drawing of toddy. No person shall a tap any toddy producing tree or permit to be tapped any toddy producing tree belonging to him or in his possession; or b draw toddy from any tree or permit toddy to be drawn from any tree belonging to him or in his possession.
Prohibition of possession, etc. No person shall a possess opium; b transport opium; c import or export opium; d sell or download opium; or e consume or use opium. Prohibition of sale to 2 Minors No licensed vendor and no person in the employ of such licensed vendor or acting with the express or implied permission of such licensed vendor on his behalf shall sell or deliver any intoxicant 1[to any person who is a minor] whether for consumption by such person or by other person and whether for consumption on or off the premises of such licensed vendor.
Prohibition or production, etc, of charas No person shall a produce, I transport, b manufacture, g download, c possess, d export e import, charas. No person shall a alter or attempt to alter any denatured spirit by dilution with water or by any method whatsoever, with the intention that such spirit may be used for human consumption, whether as a beverage or internally as a medicine or in any other way whatsoever; or b b have in his possession any denatured spirit in respect of which he knows or has reason to believe that such alteration or attempt has been made.
These words were substituted for the words "to any person apparently under the age of twenty-one years", by Born. This word was substituted for the word "children", ibid. No person shall a alter or attempt to alter any denatured spirituous preparation by dilution with water or by any method whatsoever, with the intention that such preparation may be used for human consumption as an intoxicating liquor; or b have in his possession any denatured spirituous preparation in respect of which he knows or has reason to believe that such alteration or attempt has been made.
No person shall a open or keep or use any place as a common drinking house; or b b have the care, management or control of, or in any manner assist common in conducting the business of, any place opened, or kept or used drinking house. Prohibition of issuing prescriptions for intoxicating liquor except by registered medical practitioners 5[ On the copy so preserved he shall state the purpose or ailment for which the intoxicating liquor is prescribed.
The word "commend" was deleted by Bom. Section 2IA was inserted by Bom.
Section 22A was inserted by Bom. Section 24A was inserted by Bom, 26 of , s. The words were substituted for the words "certain toilet and medicinal preparations by Bom. Clauses 3 and d were inserted by Bom. This explanation was added by Bom. The 3 State] Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that any preparation containing alcohol not exceeding a specified percentage by volume shall be exempt from any of the provisions of this Act or rules, regulations or orders made thereunder, Distilleries and warehouse for intoxicants The 41 State Government] may a establish a distillery in which spirit may be manufactured in accordance with a licence issued under this Act on such conditions as the 3[State] Government deems fit to impose; b discontinue any distillery established: c license, on such conditions as the 3[State] Government deems fit to impose, the construction and working of a distillery or brewery; d establish or license a warehouse wherein any '[intoxicant] hemp, mhowra lowers or molasses may be deposited and kept without payment of duty; and e discontinue any warehouse so established.
No 1[intoxicant], hemp, mhowra flowers or molasses shall be removed from any distillery, warehouse or other place of storage established or licensed under this Act, except under a pass and unless the duty, if any, imposed under the provisions of this Act, has been paid or a bond has been executed for the payment thereof. This word substituted for the words "[intoxicating drug", ibid.
This word was substitute for the word "Provincial by the Adaptation of Laws, Orders, Those words were substituted for the word "Director" by Bom.