Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Second (Amendment) Rules, 2019

Jul 29, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Ministry of Finance on July 25, 2019, notifies the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Second (Amendment) Rules, 2019 to further amend the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Rules, 1985.

The amendments made in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Rules, 1985 are:

• In Rule 67B(1) has been substituted, namely:

Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules, the Government Opium and Alkaloid Works or Directorate for Forensic Science Services may procure, manufacture or import and supply narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances as may be required as samples by various drug law enforcement agencies, testing laboratories and training institutions of the Central and State Governments. Explanation .- For removal of doubts it is hereby clarified that the Directorate for Forensic Science Services shall only deal with requirements of samples for the Central and State Government forensic science laboratories.

• In Rule 67B(3) has been substituted, namely:-

Any enforcement agency, laboratory, training institution or organisation requiring the samples shall apply to the Chief Controller of Factories or Directorate for Forensic Science Services, as the case may be in Form No.8.

• In Rule 67B(5) has been substituted, namely:-

The organisation requisitioning the samples shall maintain records and submit an annual report to the Chief Controller of Factories or Directorate for Forensic Science Services in Form No. 9.

[Notification No. G.S.R. 525(E)]


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