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.
1(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.]
The opinion of an Analyst, not recognized under section 33F, cannot be relied upon, whatever may be his qualifications; State v. Rajamani, 1982 Cri LJ (NOC) 71.
1. Ins. by Act 68 of 1982, sec. 32 (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).