TASMAC and its revenue to the State Government
Earnings from the TASMAC in one of the major source of revenue to the Govt of TN. But how much regulated is the TASMAC. There is no transparency in allotment of shops or its functioning. How many shops have been opened and how many shops have been closed? Since the announcement for gradual closure of the shops by the LateCM. In Kerala the outlets issue bills and prices are displayed There is an orderly sale under Que system. In TN there is no display of the prices/no bill (no GST?). How are the sales accounted? and tax assessed? Is there any revenue leakage? So even the Govt does not seems to be bothered. Inspite of these it is the highest income earner. Why the govt is not bothered, who else shares the spoils? It is sad that a fair amount of the generation is lost . There is not a single movie with one song/or sequence in a TASMAC bar.. Is this is a part of our culture? We boast of large percentage of youthful population in India. In TN we already have a gutka scam with no arrests or whatsoever of any officials and then this TASMAC. There is no guarantee for the future generation also. more
This must be the biggest scam in Tamilnadu….
Tamilnadu has 6800 retail liquor vending shops that is owned by the Government. These shops go by the acronym TASMAC.
About 60% of these shops are in urban areas. Whisky Brandy Rum & Gin account for 80% and Beer for 20% of sale.
It is common practice for the buyer to be fleeced Rs. 5 to 10 extra over and above the retail price mentioned on the product by the liquor shop employees. Since there is no billing system and also because of the monopoly that these shops have over the consumer, one is forced to part with this extra amount. If questioned about this practice the replies are evasive and often rude.
Now let us assume a very conservative figure here… Say a single outlet sells 2500 bottles of Hard liquor and 1000 bottles of Beer in a day the “Extra “ amount collected would be 2500 X 5 + 1000 X 10 Rs.22,500.00. On weekends this amount would double to Rs. 45,000.00. (On Festival days this amount can even triple ) Thus in a month the extra amount collected would come to Rs.7,65,000.00 . This is the amount collected in just one outlet. If this amount is multiplied by 4080 outlets (60% urban outlets) then every month TASMAC collects almost Rs.308 crores in totally unaccounted money !! more
There is a saying in Hindi. " Jab Raja bane vyapari log bane bhikari" meaning if the king become the businessman his subjects will be beggars. When the present govt. in the central is overtaxing the people state govts loot the public in these ways and blind the common by free bees. Such CMs are made Gods! No political party think about welfare of the common and all are lip service. Unaccounted money is very much essential to acquire power and to remain in power. more
Is it the way to generate income ? For whom ? Many families are ruined and many addicts lose their health, job and life. Yes, one can even claim that hospital and burial grounds get business. Ind joke goes like this. The drunkard comes home with empty bottles and gives to his wife to buy grains for the family as it's is given St Re.1/kg !!? more
Past 5 years Rice is given free for the below poverty line. The anthodaya card holders get 35 KG Rice free per month . more
Mr. Rabindranath , you have a precise answer and a detailed one . No liquor is sold at the M.R.P .
THAT TOO BEING A GOVERNMENT OUTLET . HOW CAN THE GOVERNMENT CONTROL THE OTHER TRADE FOR OVERCHARGING OR SELLING IN BLACK.
If it goes to the welfare measures for people fine , but let the payee get a bill / receipt . more
Prices are not posted because the bar staff takes a cut over and above the MRP, part of which goes as payoff to higher-ups.
Reputed brands are hardly stocked, mostly only brands made locally and owned by you know who.
For above reasons, the previous CMs promise of phasing out Tasmac is not taking place. more