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Section 1 – The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940

The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940

 

 

1. Short title, extent and commencement-

 

(1) This Act may be called the Drugs 1[and Cosmetics] Act, 1940.

 

(2) It extends to the whole of India 2[***].

 

(3) It shall come into force at once; but Chapter III shall take effect only from such date3 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint in this behalf, and Chapter IV shall take effect in a particular State only from such date3 as the State Government may, by like notification, appoint in this behalf:

 

4[Provided that in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir, Chapter III shall take effect only from such date5 after the commencement of the Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Act, 1972 (19 of 1972), as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint in this behalf.]

 

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1. Ins. by Act 21 of 1962, sec. 3 (w.e.f. 27-7-1964).

 

2. The words “except the State of Jammu and Kashmir” omitted by Act 19 of 1972, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 31-5-1972).

 

3. 1st April, 1947; see Notification No.F. 28(10) (3) 45H(I), dated 2nd September, 1946, Gazette of India, 1946, Pt. I, p. 1349.

 

Chapter IV came into force in the States of Delhi, Ajmer and Coorg on 1st April, 1947, see Notification No. F. 28 (10)(3) 45H(I), Chapters III and IV came into force in the States of Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur, Kutch, Bhopal, Tripura, Vindhya Pradesh and Manipur on 1st April, 1953, vide Notification No. S.R.O. 663, dated 30th March, 1953, Gazette of India, Pt. II, Sec. 3, p. 451.

 

Chapter IV came into force in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli w.e.f. 1st August, 1968, see Notification No. ADM/Law/117(74), dated 20th July, 1968, Gazette of India, Pt. III, Sec. 3, p. 128. The Act is extended to Dadra and Nagar Haveli by Reg. 6 of 1963, sec. 2 and Sch. I; to Pondicherry by Reg. 7 of 1963, sec. 3 and Sch. I; to Goa, Daman and Diu by Reg. 11 of 1963, sec. 3 and Sch. and to Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands by Reg. 8 of 1965, sec. 3 and Sch.

 

4. Added by Act 19 of 1972, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 31-5-1972).

 

5. 24th August, 1974, vide Notification No. S.O. 2185, dated 9th August, 1974, published in the Gazette of India, 1974, Pt. II, Sec. 3(ii), p. 2331.

 

 

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