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THE DRUGS AND COSMETICS ACT, 1940

Title : THE DRUGS AND COSMETICS ACT, 1940

Year : 1940



1*[(1) The Central Government may 2*[after consultation with, or on the recommendation of, the Board] and after previous publication by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for the purposes of giving effect to the provisions of this Chapter :

Provided that consultation with the Board may be dispensed with if the Central Government is of opinion that circumstances have arisen which render it necessary to make rules without such consultation, but in such a case the Board shall be consulted within six months of the making of the rules and the Central Government shall take into consideration any suggestions which the Board may make in relation to the amendment of the said rules.]

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may-

(a) Provide for the establishment of laboratories for testing and analysing drugs 3*[or cosmetics];

(b) Prescribe the qualifications and duties of Government Analysts and the qualifications of Inspectors;

(c) Prescribe the methods of test or analysis to be employed in determining whether a drug 3*[or cosmetic] is of standard quality;

(d) Prescribe, in respect of biological and organ metallic compounds, the units or methods of standardisation;

4*[(dd) Prescribe under clause (d) of 5[section 17A] the colour or colours which a drug may bear or contain for purposes of colouring;]

14*[(dda) Prescribe under clause (d) of section 17E the colour or colours which a cosmetic may bear or contain for the purposes of colouring;]

(e) Prescribe the forms of licences 6*[for the manufacture for sale or for distribution], for the sale and for the distribution of drugs or any specified drug or class of drugs 3*[or of cosmetics or any specified cosmetic or class of cosmetics], the form of application for such licences, the conditions subject to which such licences may be issued, the authority empowered to issue the same 7*[the qualifications of such authority] and the fees payable therefor;7*[and provide for the cancellation or suspension of such licences in any case where any provision of this Chapter or the rules made thereunder is contravened or any of the conditions subject to which they are issued is not complied with];

7*[(ee) Prescribe the records, registers or other documents to be kept and maintained under section 18B;

(eea) Prescribe the fees for the inspection (for the purposes of grant or renewal of licences) of premises, wherein any drug or cosmetic is being or is proposed to be manufactured;

(eeb) Prescribe the manner in which copies are to be certified under sub-section (2A) of section 22;]

(f) Specify the diseases or ailments which a drug may not purport or claim 8[to prevent, cure or mitigate] and such other effects which a drug may not purport or claim to have;

(g) Prescribe the conditions subject to which small quantities of drugs may be manufactured for the purpose of examination, test or analysis;

(h) Require the date of manufacture and the date of expiry of potency to be clearly and truly stated on the label or container of any specified drug or class of drugs, and prohibit the sale, stocking or exhibition for sale, or distribution of the said drug or class of drugs after the expiry of a specified period from the date of manufacture or after the expiry of the date of potency;

(i) Prescribe the conditions to be observed in the packing in bottles, packages, and other containers of drugs3*[or cosmetics], 7*[including the use of packing material which comes into direct contact with the drugs] and prohibit the sale, stocking or exhibition for sale, or distribution of drugs 3*[or cosmetics] packed in contravention of such conditions;

(j) Regulate the mode of labeling packed drugs 3*[or cosmetics], and prescribe the matters which shall or shall not be included in such labels;

(k) Prescribe the maximum proportion of any poisonous substance which may be added to or contained in any drug, prohibit the manufacture, sale or stocking or exhibition for sale, or distribution of any drug in which that proportion is exceeded, and specify substances which shall be deemed to be poisonous for the purposes of this Chapter and the rules made there under;

(l) Require that the accepted scientific name of any specified drug shall be displayed in the prescribed manner on the label or wrapper of any patent or proprietary medicine containing such drug;

9[* * *]

10*[(n) Prescribe the powers and duties of Inspectors 7*[and the qualifications of the authority to which such Inspectors shall be subordinate] and 11*[specify the drugs or classes of drugs or cosmetics or classes of cosmetics] in relation to which and the conditions, limitations or restrictions subject to which, such powers and duties may be exercised or performed;]

(o) Prescribe the forms of report to be given by Government Analysts, and the manner of application for test or analysis under section 26 and the fees payable therefore;

12*[(p) Specify the offences against this Chapter or any rule made thereunder in relation to which an order of confiscation may be made under section 31; 15[***]]

(q) Provide for the exemption, conditionally or otherwise, from all or any of the provisions of this Chapter or the rules made thereunder, of any specified drug or class of drugs 3[or cosmetic or class of cosmetics;] 14[and]

14[(r) Sum which may be specified by the Central Government under section 32B.]

13[***]

33A -15* Chapter not to apply to Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drugs

Save as otherwise provided in this Act, nothing contained in this Chapter shall apply to 16*[Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani] drugs.]

33B - Application of Chapter IVA

This Chapter shall apply only to17*[Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani] drugs.

33C - Ayurvedic and Unani Drugs Technical Advisory Board

(1) The Central Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette and with effect from such date as may be specified therein, constitute a Board (to be called the18*[Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Technical Advisory Board]) to advise the Central Government and the State Governments on technical matters arising out of this Chapter and to carry out the other functions assigned to it by this Chapter.

(2) The Board shall consist of the following members, namely,-

(i) The Director General of Health Services, ex officio;

(ii) The Drugs Controller, India, ex officio;

19*[(iii) The principal officer dealing with Indian systems of medicine in the Ministry of Health, ex officio;]

(iv) The Director of the Central Drugs Laboratory, Calcutta, ex officio;

(v) One person holding the appointment of Government Analyst under section 33F, to be nominated by the Central Government;

(vi) One Pharmacognocist to be nominated by the Central Government;

(vii) One Photochemistry to be nominated by the Central Government;

20*[(viii) Four persons to be nominated by the Central Government, two from amongst the members of the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia Committee, one from amongst the members of Unani Pharmacopoeia Committee and one from amongst the members of the Siddha Pharmacopoeia Committee;]

(ix) One teacher in Darvyaguna and Bhaishajya Kalpana, to be nominated by the Central Government;

(x) One teacher in Ilm-ul-Advia and Taklis-Wa-Dawa-Sazi, to be nominated by the Central Government;

21*[(xi) One teacher in Gunapadam to be nominated by the Central Government;

(xii) Three persons, one each to represent the Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani drug industry, to be nominated by the Central Government;

(xiii) Three persons, one each from amongst the practitioners of Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Tibb systems of medicine to be nominated by the Central Government.]

(3) The Central Government shall appoint a member of the Board as its Chairman.

(4) The nominated members of the Board shall hold office for three years but shall be eligible for renomination.

(5) The Board may, subject to the previous approval of the Central Government, make bye-laws fixing quorum and regulating its own procedure and conduct of all business to be transacted by it.

(6) The functions of the Board may be exercised notwithstanding any vacancy therein.

(7) The Central Government shall appoint a person to be Secretary of the Board and shall provide the Board with such clerical and other staff as the Central Government considers necessary.

33D - 22* The Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Consultative Committee

(1) The Central Government may constitute an Advisory Committee to be called the Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Consultative Committee to advise the Central Government, the State Governments and the Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Technical Advisory Board on any matter for the purpose of securing uniformity throughout India in the administration of this Act in so far as it relates to Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drugs.

(2) The Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Consultative Committee shall consist of two persons to be nominated by the Central Government as representatives of that Government and not more than one representative of each State to be nominated by the State Government concerned.

(3) The Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Consultative Committee shall meet when required to do so by the Central Government and shall regulate its own procedure.

33E - Misbranded drugs

For the purposes of this Chapter, an Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug shall be deemed to be misbranded-

(a) If it is so coloured, coated, powdered or polished that damage is concealed, or if it is made to appear of better or greater therapeutic value than it really is; or

(b) If it is not labelled in the prescribed manner; or

(c) If its label or container or anything accompanying the drug bears any statement, design or device which makes any false claim for the drug or which is false or misleading in any particular.

33EE - Adulterated drugs

For the purposes of this Chapter, an Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug shall be deemed to be adulterated,-

(a) If it consists, in whole or in part, of any filthy, putrid or decomposed Substance; or

(b) If it has been prepared, packed or stored under unsanitary conditions whereby it may have been contaminated with filth or whereby it may have been rendered injurious to health; or

(c) If its container is composed, in whole or in part, of any poisonous or deleterious Substance which may render the contents injurious to health; or

(d) If it bears or contains, for purposes of colouring only, a colour other than one which is prescribed; or

(e) If it contains any harmful or toxic Substance which may render it injurious to health; or

(f) If any substance has been mixed therewith so as to reduce its quality or strength.

Explanation.-For the purpose of clause (a), a drug shall not be deemed to consist, in whole or in part, of any decomposed substance only by reason of the fact that such decomposed substance is the result of any natural decomposition of the drug:

Provided that such decomposition is not due to any negligence on the part of the manufacturer of the drug or the dealer thereof and that it does not render the drug injurious to health.

33EEA - Spurious drugs

For the purposes of this Chapter, an Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug shall be deemed to be spurious-

(a) if it is sold, or offered or exhibited for sale, under a name which belongs to another drug; or

(b) if it is an imitation of, or is a substitute for, another drug or resembles another drug in a manner likely to deceive, or bears upon it or upon its label or container the name of another drug, unless it is plainly and conspicuously marked so as to reveal its true character and its lack of identity with such other drug; or

(c) if the label or container bears the name of an individual or company purporting to be the manufacturer of the drug, which individual or company is fictitious or does not exist; or

(d) if it has been substituted wholly or in part by any other drug or substance; or

(e) if it purports to be the product of a manufacturer of whom it is not truly a product.

33EEB - Regulation of manufacture for sale of Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani drugs

No person shall manufacture for sale or for distribution any Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug except in accordance with such standards, if any, as may be prescribed in relation to that drug.

33EEC - Prohibition of manufacture and sale of certain Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani drugs

From such date as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf, no person, either by himself or by any other person on his behalf, shall-

(a) Manufacture for sale or for distribution-

(i) Any misbranded, adulterated or spurious Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug;

(ii) Any patent or proprietary medicine, unless there is displayed in the prescribed manner on the label or container thereof the true list of all the ingredients contained in it; and

(iii) Any Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug in contravention of any of the provisions of this Chapter or any rule made thereunder;

(b) Sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale or distribute any Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug which has been manufactured in contravention of any of the provisions of this Act, or any rule made there under;

(c) Manufacture for sale or for distribution, any Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug, except under, and in accordance with the conditions of, a licence issued for such purpose under this Chapter by the prescribed authority:

Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to Vedas and Hakims who manufacture Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug for the use of their own patients:

Provided further that nothing in this section shall apply to the manufacture, subject to the prescribed conditions, of small quantities of any Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug for the purpose of examination, test or analysis.

33EED - Power of Central Government to prohibit manufacture, etc., of Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drugs in public interest

Without prejudice to any other provision contained in this Chapter, if the Central Government is satisfied on the basis of any evidence or other material available before it that the use of any Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug is likely to involve any risk to human beings or animals or that any such drug does not have the therapeutic value claimed or purported to be claimed for it and that in the public interest it is necessary or expedient so to do then, that Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, prohibit the manufacture, sale or distribution of such drug.

33F - Government Analysts

(1) The Central Government or a State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint such persons as it thinks fit, having the prescribed qualifications, to be Government Analysts for such areas as may be assigned to them by the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), neither the Central Government nor a State Government shall appoint as a Government Analyst any official not serving under it without the previous consent of the Government under which he is serving.

23*[(3) No person who has any financial interest in the manufacture or sale of any drug shall be appointed to be a Government Analyst under this section.]

33G - Inspectors

(1) The Central Government or a State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint such persons as it thinks fit, having the prescribed qualifications, to be Inspectors for such areas as may be assigned to them by the Central Government or the State Government as the case may be.

(2) The powers which may be exercised by an Inspector and the duties which may be performed by him and the conditions, limitations or restrictions subject to which such powers and duties may be exercised or performed shall be such as may be prescribed.

(3) No person who has any financial interest in the manufacture or sale of any drug shall be appointed to be an Inspector under this section.

(4) Every Inspector shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) and shall be officially subordinate to such authority as the Government appointing him may specify in this behalf.

33H - Application of provisions of sections 22, 23, 24 and 25

The provisions of sections 22, 23, 24 and 25 and the rules, if any, made thereunder shall, so far as may be, apply in relation to an Inspector and a Government Analyst appointed under this Chapter as they apply in relation to an Inspector and a Government Analyst appointed under Chapter IV, subject to the modification that the references to "drug" in the said sections, shall be construed as references to 24*[Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani] drug.

33I -25* Penalty for manufacture, sale, etc., of Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug in contravention of this Chapter

Whoever himself or by any other person on his behalf-

(1) Manufactures for sale or for distribution-

26*[(a) Any Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug-

(i) Deemed to be misbranded under section 33E,

(ii) Deemed to be adulterated under section 33EE, or

(iii) Without a valid licence or in violation of any of the conditions thereof, as required under section 33 EEC,shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year and with fine which shall not be less than twenty thousand rupees or three times the value of the drugs confiscated, whichever is more;]

(b) Any Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug deemed to be spurious under section 33EEA, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than one year but which may extend to three years and with fine which shall not be less than five thousand rupees:

Provided that the Court may, for any adequate and special reasons to be mentioned in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than one year and of fine of less than 27*[fifty thousand rupees]; or

28*[(c) Any Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug in contravention of the provisions of any notification issued under section 33EED shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees or three times the value of the drugs confiscated, whichever is more.]

(2) contravenes any other provisions of this Chapter or of section 24 as applied by section 33H or any rule made under this Chapter, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 29*[six months and with fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees.]

33J - Penalty for subsequent offences

Whoever having been convicted of an offence,-

(a) Under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 33-I is again convicted of an offence under that clause, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and with fine which shall not be less than 30*[fifty thousand rupees or three times the value of the drugs confiscated, whichever is more];

(b) Under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 33-I is again convicted of an offence under that clause, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than two years but which may extend to six years and with fine which shall not be less than 31*[one lakh rupees or three times the value of the drugs confiscated, whichever is more]:

Provided
that the Court may, for any adequate and special reasons to be mentioned in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than two years and of fine of less than five thousand rupees;

(c) Under sub-section (2) of section 33-I is again convicted of an offence under that sub-section, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 32*[one year and with fine which shall not be less than twenty thousand rupees or three times the value of the drugs confiscated, whichever is more]

33K - Confiscation

Where any person has been convicted under this Chapter, the stock of the 33*[Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani] drug, in respect of which the contravention has been made, shall be liable to confiscation.

33KA - Disclosure of name of manufacturer, etc.

34*[Every person, not being the manufacturer of any Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug or his agent for the distribution thereof, shall, if so required, disclose to the Inspector the name, address and other particulars of the person from whom he acquired the Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug.

33KB - Maintenance of records and furnishing of information

35*[Every person holding a licence under clause (c) of section 33EEC shall keep and maintain such records, registers and other documents as may be prescribed and shall furnish to any officer or authority exercising any power or discharging any function under this Act such information as is required by such officer or authority for carrying out the purposes of this Act.]

33L - Application of provisions to Government departments

The provisions of this Chapter except those contained in section 33K shall apply in relation to the manufacture for sale, sale or distribution of any 36*[Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani] drug by any department of Government as they apply in relation to the manufacture for sale, sale, or distribution of such drug by any other person.

33M -37* Cognizance of offences

(1) No prosecution under this Chapter shall be instituted except by an Inspector1[with the previous sanction of the authority specified under sub-section (4) of section 33G].

(2) No Court inferior to that 38*[of a Metropolitan Magistrate or of a Judicial Magistrate of the first class] shall try an offence punishable under this Chapter.

33N - Power of Central Government to make rules

(1) The Central Government may,39*[after consultation with, or on the recommendation of, the Board] and after previous publication by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of this Chapter:

Provided that consultation with the Board may be dispensed with if the Central Government is of opinion that circumstances have arisen which render it necessary to make rules without such consultation, but in such a case, the Board shall be consulted within six months of the making of the rules and the Central Government shall take into consideration any suggestions which the Board may make in relation to the amendment of the said rules.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may-

(a) Provide for the establishment of laboratories for testing and analysing 40*[Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani] drugs;

(b) Prescribe the qualifications and duties of Government Analysts and the qualifications of Inspectors;

(c) Prescribe the methods of test or analysis to be employed in determining whether any 40*[Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani] drug is labelled with the true list of the ingredients which it is purported to contain;

(d) Apecify any substance as a poisonous substance;

(e) Prescribe the forms of licences for the manufacture for sale of 40*[Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani] drugs,41*[and for sale of processed Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drugs,] the form of application for such licences, the conditions subject to which such licences may be issued, the authority empowered to issue the same and the fees payable therefor;42*[and provide for the cancellation or suspension of such licences in any case where any provision of this Chapter or rules made thereunder is contravened or any of the conditions subject to which they are issued is not complied with];

43*[(f) Prescribe the conditions to be observed in the packing of Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani drugs including the use of packing material which comes into direct contact with the drugs, regulate the mode of labelling packed drugs and prescribe the matters which shall or shall not be included in such labels;]

(g) Prescribe the conditions subject to which small quantities of40*[Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani] drugs may be manufactured for the purpose of examination, test or analysis; and

43*[(gg) prescribe under clause (d) of section 33EE the colour or colours which an Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug may bear or contain for purposes of colouring;

(gga) prescribe the standards for Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drugs under section 33EEB;] 44*[***]

45*[(ggb) prescribe the records, registers or other documents to be kept and maintained under section 33KB; and]

(h) any other matter which is to be or may be prescribed under this Chapter.

33 O - Power to amend First Schedule

The Central Government, after consultation with the Board and after giving, by notification in the Official Gazette, not less than three months' notice of its intention so to do, may, by a like notification, add to or otherwise amend the First Schedule for the purposes of this Chapter and thereupon the said Schedule shall be deemed to be amended accordingly.

33P  46* ,47* Power to give directions

The Central Government may give such directions to any State Government as may appear to the Central Government to be necessary for carrying into execution in the State any of the provisions of this Act or of any rule or order made there under.]


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1. Substituted by Act 11 of 1955, Section 15, for sub-section (1).

2. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, Section 29, for "after consultation with the Board" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

3. Inserted by Act 21 of 1962, Section 22 (w.e.f. 27-7-1964).

4. Inserted by Act 13 of 1964, Section 24 (w.e.f. 15-9-1964).

5. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, Section 29, for "section 17B" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

6. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, Section 29, for "for the manufacture for sale" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983)

7. Inserted by Act 68 of 1982, Section 29 (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

8. Substituted by Act 11 of 1955, Section 15, for "to cure or mitigate" (w.e.f. 15-4-1955).

9. Clause (m) omitted by Act 13 of 1964, Section 24 (w.e.f. 15-9-1964).

10. Substituted by Act 35 of 1960, Section 10, for clause (n) (w.e.f. 16-3-1961).

11. Substituted by Act 21 of 1962, Section 22. for "the drugs or class of drugs" (w.e.f. 27-7-1964).

12. Substituted by Act 13 of 1964, Section 24. for clause (p) (w.e.f. 15-9-1964).

13. Sub-section (3) Inserted by Act 35 of 1960. Section 10 (w.e.f. 16-3-1961) and omitted by Act 13 of 1964, Section 24 (w.e.f. 15-9-1964).

14. Inserted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008.

15. Omitted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008 for the word "and".

16. Inserted by Act 13 of 1964, Section 25 (w.e.f. 1-2-1969).

17. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982. Section 2, for "Ayurvedic (including Sidha) or Unani" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

18. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 2, for "Ayurvedic (including Sidha) and Unani" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

19. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 30. for "Ayurvedic and Unani Drugs Technical Advisory Board" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

20. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 30, for clause (iii) (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

21. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 30, for clause (viii) (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

22. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 30, for clauses (xi) and (xii) (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

23. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 31, for sections 33D and 33E (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

24. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 32 (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

25. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 2, for "Ayurvedic (including Sidha) or Unani" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

26. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 33, for sections 331 and 33J (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

27. Substituted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008 dated 05.12.2008 for the following :-
"(a) Any Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug-
(i) deemed to be adulterated under section 33EE, or
(ii) without a valid licence as required under clause (c) of section 33EEC,shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year and with fine which shall not be less than two thousand rupees;"

28. Substituted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008 for the words "five thousand rupees".

29. Inserted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008.

30. Substituted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008 for the words "three months and with fine which shall not be less than five hundred rupees".

31. Substituted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008 for the words "two thousand rupees".

32. Substituted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008 for the words "five thousand rupees".

33. Substituted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008 for the words "six months and with fine which shall not be less than one thousand rupees"

34. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 2, for "Ayurvedic (including Sidha) or Unani" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

35. Inserted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008.

36. Inserted by the Drug and Cosmetics (Amendment) Act 2008.

37. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 2, for "Ayurvedic (including Sidha) or Unani" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

38. Inserted by Act 68 of 1982, section 34 (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

39. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 34, for "of a Presidency Magistrate or of a Magistrate of the first class" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

40. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 35, for "after consultation with the Board" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

41. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 2, for "Ayurvedic (including Sidha) or Unani" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

42. Inserted by Act 68 of 1982, section 35 (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

43. Substituted by Act 68 of 1982, section 35, for "clause (f)" (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).

44. Omitted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008 dated 05.12.2008 for the word "and".

45. Inserted by the drug and cosmetics (amendment) act 2008 dated 05.12.2008.

46. Inserted by Act 35 of 1960, section 11 (w.e.f. 16-3-1961).

47. Section 33A re-numbered as section 33P by Act 13 of 1964, section 27 (w.e.f. 15-9-1964).

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