Drug and Cosmetic Act

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Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940

INTRODUCTION
In 1937 a Bill was introduced in the Central Legislative Assembly to give effect to the recommendations of the Drugs Enquiry Committee to regulate the import of drugs into British India. This Bill was referred to the Select Committee and the Committee expressed the opinion that a more comprehensive measure for the uniform control of manufacture and distribution of drugs as well as of imports was desirable. The Central Government suggested to the Provincial Governments to ask the Provincial Legislatures to pass resolutions empowering the Central Legislature to pass on Act for regulating such matters relating to control of drugs as fall within the Provincial sp here. Provincial Governments got the resolution passed from the Provincial Legislatures and sent them to the Central Government for getting through the Bill to regulate the import, manufacture, distribution and sale of Drugs and Cosmetics. Thereupon the Drugs and Cosmetics Bill was introduced in the Central Legislative Assembly.

STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS
1. In order to give effect to the recommendations of the Drugs Enquiry Committee,, in so far as they relate to matters with which the Central Government is primarily concerned, a Bill to regulate the import of drugs into British India was introduced in the Legislative Assembly in 1937. The Select Committee appointed by the Legislative Assembly was of the opinion that a more comprehensive measure providing for the uniform control of the manufacture and distribution of drugs as well as of import was desirable. The Government of India accordingly asked Provincial Governments to invite the Provincial Legislatures to pass resolutions under section 103 of the Government of India Act, 1935, empowering the Central Legislature to pass an Act for regulating such matters relating to the control of drugs as fall within the Provincial Legislative List. Such resolutions have now been passed by all Provincial...
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