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Drugs Control Department

The Drugs Control Department is headed by a Drugs Controller who is looking after the General Administration of the Department. There are two Deputy Drugs Controllers(Vaccant), 05 Asstt. Drugs Controllers and 28 Drugs Inspectors. Asstt. Drugs Controllers are the licensing Authorities.

 The Licensing Authorities have quasi judiciary powers to take action against licensees for violations of the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945. Under these Rules, the Licensing Authorities can suspend or cancel the licence(s). Their action is appealable to the State Govt., which is the Lieutenant Governor in Delhi.

 For the enforcement of various Drug Laws, Delhi State has been divided into Five Zones. Each Zone is under the charge of an Asstt. Drugs Controller assisted by 4-6 Drugs Inspectors under him. The Asstt. Drugs controller in-charge of each zone is responsible for surveillance of all the activities of his Zone. He guides, directs & supervises the work of each Drugs Inspector in his zone.


 In order to curb the menace of spurious and adulterated drugs, the Department has an Intelligence cum Legal Cell headed by one Asstt. Drugs Controller. The information is collected in the Cell from various sources for follow up action. A Control Room has been set up in the Department where a Duty Officer (a Drugs Inspector) remains on duty from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM on every working day. Telephone number of Duty Officer (22393705) has been given vide publicity to enable the consumers to get grievances, if any, looked into and redressed. Any information about spurious/ adulterated Drugs/Cosmetics received in the Cell is promptly attended to. The Cell is keeping a strong vigil on the quality of drugs moving in the market. The samples of drugs are test purchased through watcher/decoy customers and they are screened for identification test. Whenever a case of doubtful quality of drugs is detected, immediate action is taken.

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Last Updated : 30 Jan,2020