Delhi Mulls News System For Tracking Liquor Bottles. What We Know

The Delhi Excise Department is considering a significant revamp of its supply chain management infrastructure by implementing the National Informatics Centre’s e-Abgari system. This system will comprehensively track liquor sales, including orders, import and transport permits, and dispatch activities.

The Existing System

Currently, Delhi employs the outsourced Excise Supply Chain Management System (ESCIMS), managed by TCS, which has been in operation since 2012-13. ESCIMS has automated and regulated liquor sales, facilitating revenue generation and detailed tracking from distilleries to vendors.

Key Points About the Revamp:

1. Shift to Government-Run Solution: Despite ESCIMS’ transparency, the Delhi government intends to replace it with a government-run solution. This change aims to provide greater control and customization according to Delhi’s specific requirements.

2. Customization and Implementation Committee: A four-member committee has been formed by the Delhi government to customize and implement the e-Abgari system. E-Abgari is currently adopted by 10 states and the committee’s plan is to study their system, make necessary alterations and implement it in Delhi. Their goal is to complete this transition by February 29, 2024.

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3. Current Agreement Extension: While the new system is under development, the Delhi Cabinet has granted ex-post facto approval to extend the agreement with TCS. This extension allows TCS to operate the old system for six months, from September 1 to February 2024, under existing terms and conditions. Moreover, the panel will be directed to provide regular progress reports to the finance minister.

4. Industry Perspective: Vinod Giri, Director General of the Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies, supports the IT upgrade but highlights the importance of thorough software testing to prevent potential glitches or bugs during the transition.

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