- Barcoding helps to track inventory from distillery to customer
- Label can also be verified online through mobile application
- The safety features of the new label have been developed by IIT Kanpur.
The people of Delhi will no longer have to worry about selling fake liquor bottles. Delhi government is moving from 2D to 3D technology for barcodes on liquor bottles. This is being seen not only as an anti-counterfeiting measure, but also as a measure to check tax evasion and prevent ‘leakage’ in the supply chain.
3D bar coding will be implemented from time to time
The new excise policy of the Delhi government for 2021-22 states that the new barcodes are going to be implemented in a timely manner instead of the present 2D barcoding used on bottles and cartons. 2D barcoding helps in tracking the inventory from the distillery to the customer. Barcodes include a comprehensive database of alcohol, date of bottling, batch number, distillery name and other relevant information.
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Level will be able to be verified online from the app
The department has now introduced ‘Excise Adhesive Labels’ manufactured by Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) with high end safety features. The new policy of the government states that these labels use advanced technology and state-of-the-art security features, anti-counterfeiting special tag printing inks, markings with 3-D features, etc. Labels can also be verified online through the mobile application. The security features used in the printing of these labels have been developed by IIT Kanpur.
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Cannot be cloned or duplicated
It states that the security features of these labels cannot be cloned and duplicated. In this case, the chances of fee evasion are reduced. However, till the implementation of the new barcode is completed, the present system of bar-coding will continue. In 2D barcoding technology, each barcode is generated with a unique number for each bottle and carton, which is sent to the distillery. The manufacturer prints the label and puts it on the inventory.