16 Sep Full text containing the act, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, , with all the sections, schedules, short title, enactment date. SUBSTANCES ACT, INTRODUCTION. The statutory control over narcotic drugs was being exercised under The. Opium Act, , The Opium Act, To combat this, the Government of India formulated the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, ,[3] which provides the current framework.

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This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat Central Government and State Governments to have regard to international conventions while making rules. 11985

The Fund shall be applied by the Central Government bdps meet the expenditure incurred in connection with the measures taken for combating illicit traffic in, or controlling abuse of, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for all or any of the purposes specified in sub-section 1 of section 71 of the Act. Seizure or freezing of illegally acquired property.

The Committee may, if it deems it necessary so to do for the efficient discharge of any of its functions, constitute one or more sub-committees and may appoint to any such sub-committee, whether generally or for the consideration of any particular matter, any person including a non-official who is not a member of the Bdps. The Governing Body shall consist of a Chairman not below the rank of an Additional Secretary to the Central Government and such other members not ndpd six as the Central Government may appoint.

Alcohol and public health. The United States began to campaign for a worldwide law against all drugs, following the adoption of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs adt Power of seizure and arrest in public places.

Alcohol use is also not included in the NDPS Act, ,[ 14 ] which is unacceptable as it has been shown that the presence of strict controls and prohibition imposed in many places in the early 20 th century were associated with lower levels of consumption and rates of alcohol-related problems, which rose substantially on relaxation of these controls.


Chaudhury Physiological assessment of male alcoholism. Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act, or any rule or order made or condition of license granted thereunder manufactures, possesses, sells, purchases, transports, imports inter-State, exports inter-State or uses prepared opium shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than ten years but which may extend to twenty years and shall also be 185 to fine which shall not be less than one lakh rupees but which may extend to two lakh rupees.

Offences to be cognizable and non-bailable. The Committee shall meet when required to do so by the Central Government and shall have power to regulate its own procedure. The crucial need, from a public health perspective, is to consider some legal control especially for the hazardous or predependent stages use of alcohol, a recommendation suggested even by the World Health Organization.

Punishment for illegal import into India, export from India or transhipment of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. Power to stop and search ndpx. No person shall engage in or control any trade whereby a narcotic drug or psychotropic substance is obtained outside India and supplied to any person outside India save with the previous authorization of the Central Government and subject to such conditions as may be imposed by that Government in this behalf.

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The Committee shall consist of a Chairman and such other members, not exceeding twenty, as may be appointed by the Central Government. Service of notices and orders. Punishment for allowing premises, etc. Failure of officer in duty or his connivance at the contravention of the provisions of this Act. Retrieved from ” https: The Committee was scheduled to submit its report within three months, but actually submitted it on 21 March The Governing Body shall have the power to regulate its own procedure.


Offences triable by Special Courts. Consumption of cannabis was not seen as socially deviant behaviour, and was viewed as being similar to the consumption of alcohol. India had no legislation regarding narcotics until The State Government may appoint such officers with such designations as it thinks fit for the purposes of this Act.

Power to invest officers of certain departments with powers of an officer-in-charge of a police station. Prevalence and pattern of alcohol and substance abuse in urban areas of Rohtak city. For the purpose of this section, a fact is said to be proved only when the court believes it to exist beyond a reasonable doubt and not merely when its existence is established by a preponderance of probability.

A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a Judge of a Special Court unless he is, immediately before such appointment, a Sessions Judge or an Additional Sessions Judge. It extends to the whole of India. Nothing in this section applies to the export of poppy straw for decorative purposes. If the conviction is set aside on appeal or otherwise, the bond so executed shall become void.

Clinical course of alcohol dependence. It was passed by both the Houses of Parliament, received assent from then President Giani Zail Singh on 16 Septemberand came into force on 14 November Information to competent authority.

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985

Central Government to take measures for preventing and combating abuse of and illicit traffic in narcotic drugs, etc. Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. Annual report of activities financed under the Fund.