Constitution of a Committee on DMROA

Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement ) Act, 1954

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It has been decided by Govt. of India to constitute a Committee to expeditiously revisit the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement ) Act, 1954. The committee will consider all aspects/ issues raised from time to time with respect to the implementation of the said Act and make recommendations for its amendment or replacement by a new Act.

The 11 members Committee will comprising of the following members :-

1 Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari  Joint Secretary (Regulations), Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Chairman
2 Dr. V.G Somani, Drugs Controller General ( India) Member
3 Representative to be nominated by Secretary ( AYUSH), Ministry of AYUSH Member
4 Representative to be nominated by Secretary ( Ministry of Information and Broadcasting), Ministry of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Member
5 Representative to be nominated by Secretary ( Department of Legal Affairs), Department of Legal Affairs Ministry of Law and Justice Member
6 Mr. Narender Kumar Ahuja , Drugs Controller, State of Haryana Member
7 Mr. Amit Duggal , Drugs Controller, State of Union Territory of Chandigarh Member
8 Mr. Amrut Nikhade, Drugs Controller, State of Maharashtra Member
9 Mr. Bhagoji. T Khanapure, Drugs Controller, State of Karnataka Member
10 Director (Drugs), Department of Health Anfd Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Member
11 Shri N. L. Meena  Senior Advisor (Legal),Drugs Regulation Division , Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Member

The meeting of the said Committee was held under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari, Joint Secretary ( Regulations). Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 13.12.2019 at Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.

The Committee will give its recommendation within three weeks of its first meeting.

Earlier Drug Consultative Committee  constituted a Subcommittee to review Drug Rules and DMROA along with Schedule J and DMROA Schedule and harmonize these  provisions and submit recommendations This Subcommittee was consisting of Narender Ahooja SDC Haryana, S.P. Shani DDC, CDSCO, Shobhit DDC Madhya Pradesh, Amit Duggal SDCO Chandigarh , Bhagoji. T Khanapure, SDC Karnataka were included in this subcommittee

This Subcommittee submitted it’s recommendations during Goa DCC to DCGI. These recommendations were considered during Goa DCC and it was decided to constitute another subcommittee under Chairmanship of N K Ahooja SDC Haryana for further stakeholders consultations and recommendations on Advertisement of Drugs and it’s procedure. This subcommittee also submitted it’s recommendations after stakeholders consultations including FICCI Task Force and OPPI groups etc. Now Govt with a view to make these recommendations final constituted this committee.

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