16 Sep Full text containing the act, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, , with all the sections, schedules, short title, enactment date. SUBSTANCES ACT, INTRODUCTION. The statutory control over narcotic drugs was being exercised under The. Opium Act, , The Opium Act, To combat this, the Government of India formulated the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, ,[3] which provides the current framework.

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In India too, the problem is slowly avt and it is estimated that 75 million people are alcohol users and nearly three million are opioid users, of which a majority require medical treatment and rehabilitation. It came into force after the Central Government notified it in the Gazette actt India on 14 November If any person contravenes an order made under section 9A, he shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to one lakh rupees.

The United States began to campaign for a worldwide law against all drugs, following the adoption of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Punishment for contravention in relation to opium poppy and opium.

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There is an even faster progression from the appearance of the first criterion for dependence in alcohol users within just 3. Punishment for certain acts by licensee or his servants. The Ndpe may, for the purpose of providing speedy trial of the offences under this Act, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute as many Special Courts 185 may be necessary for such area or areas as axt be specified in the notification.

A person abets, or is a party to a criminal conspiracy to commit, an offence, within the meaning for this section, who, in India, abets or is a party to the criminal conspiracy to the commission of any act in a place without and beyond India which would constitute an offence if committed within India; or under the laws of such place, is an offence relating to narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances having all the legal conditions required to constitute it such an offence the same as or analogous to the legal conditions required to constitute it an offence punishable under this Chapter, if committed within India.

In all cases, the court may impose a higher fine, for reasons to be ndpe in the judgment. An order made thereunder may provide for regulating by licenses, permits or otherwise, the production, manufacture, possession, transport, nfps inter-State, export inter-State, sale, purchase, consumption, use, storage, distribution, disposal or acquisition of any controlled substance.

Footnotes Source of Support: A new, semi-structured psychiatric interview for the use in genetic linkage studies: Clinical course of alcohol dependence. The Committee shall meet when required to do so by the Central Government and shall have power to regulate its own procedure.

However, the absence of alcohol in the list of psychotropic substances is surprising given the fact that mental health professionals consider alcohol to be a psychoactive substance leading to various social, legal, economic and medical complications ranging from gastritis to withdrawal seizures and delirium tremens.

Report nrps the International Narcotics Control Board for The Committee may, if it deems zct necessary so to do for the efficient discharge of any of its functions, constitute one or more sub-committees and may appoint to any such ndpss, whether generally or for the consideration of any particular matter, any person including a non-official who is not a member of the Committee.

Any person who contravenes any ndpe of this Act, or any rule or order made or condition of license granted neps manufactures, possesses, sells, purchases, transports, imports inter-State, exports inter-State or uses any manufactured drug or any preparation containing any manufactured drug shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than ten years but which may extend to twenty years and shall also be liable to fine which shall not be less than one lakh rupees but which may extend to two lakh rupees.

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Chaudhury Physiological assessment of male alcoholism. Presumption as to documents in certain cases.

The Committee was scheduled to submit its report within three months, but actually submitted it on 21 March December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Where any person is convicted by a competent court of criminal jurisdiction outside India under any law corresponding to the provisions of section 15 to section 25 both inclusivesection 28 and section 29, such person, in respect of such conviction, shall be dealt with for the purposes of point 1 as if he had been convicted by a court in India.

Power of entry, search, seizure and arrest in offences relating to coca plant, opium poppy and cannabis plant. The court may, for reasons to be recorded in the judgment, impose a fine exceeding two lakh rupees.

Nothing contained in section of the Code of Criminal Procedure, or in the Probation of Offenders Act, shall apply to a person convicted of an offence under this Act unless such person is under eighteen years of age or that the offence for which such person is convicted is punishable under section 26 or section The limitations on granting of bail are in addition to the limitations under the Code of Criminal Procedure, or any other law for the time being in force on granting of bail.

De, Mattoo, Basu Age at onset typology in opioid dependent men. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Our opinion We believe that ages of onset of both alcohol and opioid use continue to follow a downward trend in that more and more adolescents are beginning to take up substances at an earlier age due to increased media promotion or peer pressure.

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985

Banarsidas Bhanot Publishers; Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government can take all such measures as it deems necessary or expedient for the purpose of preventing and combating abuse of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and the illicit traffic. Average duration from onset of substance use and from onset of the first criterion of the development of dependence was 8.

Presumption from possession of illicit articles. Disposal of persons arrested and articles seized.

Please review our privacy policy. Fine in lieu of forfeiture. Nothing in this section applies to the export of poppy straw for decorative purposes. However, the Amendment increased the punishment for “small quantity” offences from a maximum of 6 months to 1 year imprisonment.

Rules and notifications to be laid before Parliament. Punishment for contravention in relation to manufactured drugs and preparations. Park Ndos, Mental Health. A number of other psychoactive substances are being added daily to the present list of psychotropic substances.

The reasons for not including alcohol in the NDPS Act are many, the important ones being a prevailing social acceptance even for frequent self-induced intoxication;[ 5 ] b the high revenues earned by the Government on the sale of alcoholic beverages; c prevalence of illicit and locally brewed undistilled forms of alcohol is npds high in society and d there may be differences in the clinical course qct alcohol dependence contrary to other ndos like opium which have been included in NDPS.

Indian J Community Med. The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute a Fund to be called the National Fund for Control of Drug Abuse hereafter in this Chapter referred to as the Fund and there shall be credited thereto:.