Chennai, June 8 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Tasmac) which is the state government body engaged in the sale of liquor is planning for an extensive crackdown on employees following complaints from many parts of the state on the employees charging extra money above the bill amount per bottle of liquor.
Sources in Tasmac told BPNS that several people from various corners of the state have been complaining against the Tasmac salesmen charging Rs 5 to 10 per bottle above the MRP when they buy liquor bottles.
On Tuesday, Tasmac transferred a salesman from its outlet in Nachiyapuram in Tenkasi for charging Rs 5 extra from a customer. The customer had directly complained to the Tasmac manager that he was forced to shell out Rs 5 extra for a quarter bottle of Vodka. The salesman, according to the complainant, forcefully collected Rs 5 extra above the MRP.
The customer, S. Vijayakumar in his complaint before the district authorities of Tasmac that the salesman had forcefully taken Rs 5 extra money.
It may be noted that in the financial year 2022-23 Tasmac has touched a revenue of Rs 44098.56 crore while in 2021-22 the sale was only 36,050.65 crore..
Tasmac has 5329 outlets across the state and has commenced a crackdown on the salespeople who are engaged in collecting extra money from consumers.
Sources in Tasmac told BPNS that this has been the practice among certain employees of the agency for quite a few years and after receiving several complaints, the Tasmac has commenced a crackdown against its employees who were forcing people to part with money during sale of liquor.