Jurisdiction of Licensing Authority – Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1


Director General, Drugs & Copyrights, Drugs Control Administration, Hyderabad has proposed to distribute the work relating to the licensing and enforcement  of  the  drug  manufacturing  units  in  the  State  between  the  Director  and  Joint Director, who is the next senior most officer in the hierarchy to reduce the work load on the Director, Drugs Control Administration and also to ensure speedy disposal.  Both the Officers are qualified to be notified as licensing authority under Rule 59(1) and Rule 50 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 as Jurisdiction of Licensing Authority and Controlling Authorities in respect of jurisdictions allotted.

The Government after careful examination of the matter have decided to distribute the work relating to licensing and enforcement of Drug manufacturing units in the State between the Director, Drugs Control Administration and Joint Director O/O the Director General, Drugs Control Administration in supersession of all the notifications in force on the subject.  However, when any Licensing Authority proceeds on Leave the Director General, Drugs and Copyrights  shall  allot  his work  to  any other  Licensing  Authority  to  look  after  such matters during the leave period in public interest.

Accordingly the following notifications will be published in an Extraordinary issue of Andhra Pradesh Gazette dt..20 -01-2016.

NOTIFICATION – I

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule (1) of Rule 59 read with Rule 49-A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, and in supersession of the notifications issued vide G.O.Ms.No.112, Health, Medical & Family Welfare (L2) Department, dated: 01.07.2014, the Government of  Andhra  Pradesh hereby appoint Sri.P.Nagabhushanam Director, Drugs Control Administration, Hyderabad, Office of the Director General, Drugs and Copyrights, Department of Drugs Control Administration, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad as the “Licensing Authority” for the purpose of sub-rule (1) of Rule 69 of Part VII, sub-rule (1) of Rule 90 of Part VIII, sub rule (1) of rule 122(F) of Part (X-B) and sub rule (1) of Rule 138 of Part XIV and also the “Approving Authority” under Rule 150-B of Part-XV(A) of the said Rules in the areas specified below.

”. East Godavari District, West Godavari District,  Krishna District, Guntur    District, Prakasam District, S.P.S.RNellore District, Chittoor District, Ananthapur District,Y.S.R Cuddapah District and Kurnool District.”

NOTIFICATION – II

In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-rule (2) of Rule 50 read with Rule 50-A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, and in supersession of the notifications issued vide G.O.Ms.No.112, Health, Medical & Family Welfare (L2) Department, dated:01.07.2014, the Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby appoint Sri.P.Nagabhushanam, Director, Drugs Control Administration, Hyderabad, Office of the Director General, Drugs and Copyrights, Department of Drugs Control Administration, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad as the “Controlling Authority” for the purpose of sub-rule (3) of Rule 50 of the said rules in the areas specified below.

”. East Godavari District, West Godavari District,  Krishna District, Guntur    District, Prakasam District, S.P.S.RNellore District, Chittoor District, Ananthapur District,Y.S.R Cuddapah District and Kurnool District.”

NOTIFICATION – III

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule (1) of Rule 59 read with Rule 49-A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, and in supersession of the notifications issued vide G.O.Ms.No.112, Health, Medical & Family Welfare (L2) Department, dated:01.07.2014, the Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby appoint Sri.M.B.R.Prasad, Joint Director, Drugs Control Administration, Hyderabad, Office of the Director General, Drugs and Copyrights, Department of Drugs Control Administration, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad as the “Licensing Authority” for the purpose of sub-rule (1) of Rule 69 of Part VII, sub-rule (1) of Rule 90 of Part VIII, sub rule (1) of Rule 122(F) of Part (X-B) and sub rule (1) of Rule 138 of Part XIV and also the “Approving Authority” under Rule 150-B of Part-XV-(A) of the said rules in the areas specified below.

Srikakulam District, Vizianagaram District and Visakhapatnam District”

NOTIFICATION – IV

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule (2) of Rule 50 read with Rule 50-A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, and in supersession of the notifications issued vide G.O.Ms.No.8, Health, Medical & Family Welfare (L2) Department, dated:09.01.2012, the Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby appoint Sri.M.B.R.Prasad, Joint Director, Drugs Control Administration, Hyderabad, Office of the Director General, Drugs and Copyrights, Department of Drugs Control Administration, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad as the “Controlling Authority” for the purpose of sub-rule (3) of Rule 50 of the said rules in the areas specified below.

Srikakulam District, Vizianagaram District and Visakhapatnam District”.

Drugs Control Administration – The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules, 1945 – Appointment of Licensing Authority and Controlling Authority – Allocation of Jurisdiction among the officers of Drugs Control Administration – Notification – Issued. HEALTH, MEDICAL & FAMILY WELFARE (I.1) DEPARTMENT 

G.O.Ms.No. 8 Dated:18 -01-2016. Read the following:

  1. G.O.Ms.No.112, HM & FW (L.2) Dept., dt.01.07.2014
  2. 2. From the DG, D&C, DCA, Hyderabad lr No. 1875/E1/2014, dt.02 -11-2015.
  3. G.O.Ms.No.04, HM & FW (I.1) Dept., dt.13.01.2016
  4. 4. Memo No.90670/I.1/2015,.dt 13/01/2016 From the DG, D&C, DCA, Hyderabad lr No. 1875/E1/2014, dt.18 -01-2016

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