The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and Rules, 1985

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The developments in science and technology have certainly contributed to improvised global health care and the life span of the human beings world wide has seen upward progression.


The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and Rules, 1985

The developments in science and technology have certainly contributed to improvised global health care and the life span of the human beings world wide has seen upward progression. With the discovery of new drugs and formulations, there has been appreciable change in our understanding and treatment of diseases. The technological developments, on the other hand, have been misused for production of powerful psychotropic substances and in modification of narcotic drugs which are being misused by a considerable segment of global population. The earlier provisions of the Acts including the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1930 were inadequate to prohibit illicit trade of NDPS. These drugs of abuse have played havoc with the society. It was to counter procurement, manufacture and trade of such harmful substances, a new Act was enacted, keeping in view the recommendations of various International Conventions. Today, India is part of global strategy adopted to counter ill effects of NDPS.

 

Objective

It is the Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to narcotic drugs; to make stringent provisions for the control and regulation of operations relating to narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances; to provide for the forfeiture (seizure) of property derived from or used in illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances; to implement the recommendations of the International Conventions on narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances; and for matters connected therewith. The Act extends to whole of India.

The Act is divided in 6 Chapters and it has 83 Sections.

Chapter I is preliminary;

Chapter II deals with Authorities and officers.

Chapter II-A is National Fund for Control of Drug Abuse,

Chapter III deals with Prohibition, Control and Regulation of NDPS,

Chapter IV refers to Offences and Penalties,

Chapter V deals with Procedure while,

Chapter V-A is pertaining Forfeiture of Property derived from or used in Illicit Trafficking,

Chapter VI is miscellaneous.

 

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