Excise Department was carved out as a separate Department with effect from 01.12.1999 from Revenue and Excise Department. Excise Department is basically a revenue earning Department of the State which enforces the State Excise Laws. The important objectives of the Department are: –
(i) To control the manufacture, distribution and sale of Liquor through Government channels prohibiting the sale of spurious liquor.
(ii) Additional Resource Mobilisation for the Government of Orissa.
(iii) Prevention of illicit distillation and clandestine trade in non-duty paid Liquor through Excise Intelligence and Enforcement measures.
The State is the exclusive privilege holder and it can grant the exclusive privilege for manufacture, possession and sale of intoxicating liquor.
The main source of Excise Revenue in the State is Excise Duty on India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), Beer and Country Spirit and the consideration money (Licence Fee).