India being signatory to the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances,1971 is obligated to put in place the control mechanism as provided for in the Convention. It is also required to submit periodical statistical data on manufacture, stock, acquisition, utilization, import / export, and consumption of psychotropic substances to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Vienna every year by 30th June. This data is also used by the INCB for fixing the assessment of psychotropic substances for a country.
Since the administrative structure for Drug Control in India is divided between various ministries/department under the Central and State Government, the collection of data from the trade take a considerable time and also inconsistency are found in the information collected, which delays the submission of statutory reports to the INCB and affecting the country’s image.
In order to overcome these difficulties the Government of India has decided to develop a web based software for online registration of manufacturers and wholesalers of psychotropic substances and collection of the statistical information on manufacture, utilization, stock, trade and consumption of psychotropic substances in the country. This system will provide for online registration of manufacturers/ wholesalers and online filing of returns of psychotropic substances.
The type of information which will be required to be submitted online by different user groups is available on CBN website http://cbn.nic.in/html/whatnew3.htm
The stake holders are welcome to offer their feed back and suggestion on the type of information to be furnished to the Central Bureau of Narcotics through email at firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 15th August, 2011
The Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, intends to implement a web enabled system to
The objectives of this system are as follows:
It will be mandatory for all the users as above, to register with CBN. Then CBN will issue a unique Registration Number (RN) to each manufacturer/wholesaler, licenced by State Drugs Controller/ FDA.
In case, a user is involved in more than one activity (i.e. manufacturer of bluk drug; manufacturer of preparartion; wholesaler of bluk drug or wholesaler of preparartion) , user has to apply for Registration Number separately for each activity in a prescribed format shown in Annexure-I i.e. one for each type of activity.
This RN will not be treated as the license to manufacture or wholesale the psychotropic substances, for which the user has to obtain license from other agencies such as state drug control authority, excise department etc.
The RN will be mandatory for the said activities. The validity of this RN will be 1 Year (ending at 31 December of that year). Later on, it may be renewed at user request.
All RN holders will have to file the psychotropic substance-wise quarterly return in the prescribed format (shown in Annexure-II) to estimate the volume of manufacturing/consumption/stock/sale of the items. It will also be mandatory for all users to indicate the RN of the buyer/seller in all their buy/sell transactions. In case of import/export they have to indicate the RN for each transaction and obtain consignment wise import/export certificate no. from CBN, after due verification of concerned importer/exporter from INCB.
Activities for the users will be as follows:-