National Fund for Control of Drug Abuse

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Chapter: Forensic Pharmacy : The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and Rules, 1985

The Central Government by notification in Official Gazette creates National Fund for implementing various measures to control the drug abuse.


National Fund for Control of Drug Abuse

The Central Government by notification in Official Gazette creates National Fund for implementing various measures to control the drug abuse. The money generated is from:

1. The grant approved by the Parliament,

2. Sale proceedings of property confiscated or forfeited during the raids by the officers.

3. Financial support from individuals or institutes which is usually, income-tax free.

4. Any income from investments of amounts credited.

The fund is to be used for preventing or combating illicit traffic of NDPS, controlling drug abuse, educating masses, rehabilitation of drug addicts, etc. The Central Government constitutes the Governing Body with Chairman who is not below the rank of additional secretary in Central Government, and not more than 6 members.

The Annual Report covering the activities of the Governing Body and utilization ofthe national fund is submitted to the Central Government and placed before the Parliament.

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