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NDPS Act, 1985

[Act No. 61 of 1985 dated 16th. September 1985] An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to narcotic drugs, to make stringent provisions for the control and regulation of operations relating to narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances1 [to provide for the forfeiture of property derived from, or used in, illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, to implement the provisions of the International Conventions on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances] and for matters connected therewith.



Section Title
Section- 1 Section-1 Short title, extent and commencement Chapter 1
Section- 2 Section-2 Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 3 Section-3 Power to add to or omit from the list of psychotropic substances Chapter 1
Section- 4 Section-4 Central Government to take measures for preventing and combating abuse of and illicit traffic in narcotic drugs, etc Chapter 1
Section- 5 Section-5 Officers of Central Government Chapter 1
Section- 6 Section-6 The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Consultative Committee Chapter 1
Section- 7 Section-7 Officers of State Government Chapter 1
Section- 7A Section-7A National Fund for Control of Drug Abuse Chapter 1
Section- 7B Section-7B Annual report of activities financed under the Fund Chapter 1
Section- 8 Section-8 Prohibition of certain operations Chapter 1
Section- 9 Section-9 Power of Central Government to permit, control and regulate Chapter 1
Section- 9A Section-9A Power to control and regulate controlled substances Chapter 1
Section- 10 Section-10 Power of State Government to permit, control and regulate Chapter 1
Section- 11 Section-11 Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, etc., not liable to distress or attachment Chapter 1
Section- 12 Section-12 Restrictions over external dealings in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances Chapter 1
Section- 13 Section-13 Special provisions relating to coca plant and coca leaves for use in the preparation of flavoring agent Chapter 1
Section- 14 Section-14 Special provision relating to cannabis Chapter 1
Section- 15 Section-15 Punishment for contravention in relation to poppy straw Chapter 1
Section- 16 Section-16 Punishment for contravention in relation to coca plant and coca leaves Chapter 1
Section- 17 Section-17 Punishment for contravention in relation to prepared opium Chapter 1
Section- 18 Section-18 Punishment for contravention in relation to opium poppy and opium Chapter 1
Section- 19 Section-19 Punishment for embezzlement of opium by cultivator Chapter 1
Section- 20 Section-20 Punishment for contravention in relation to cannabis plant and cannabis Chapter 1
Section- 21 Section-21 Punishment for contravention in relation to manufactured drugs and preparations Chapter 1
Section- 22 Section-22 Punishment for contravention in relation to psychotropic substances Chapter 1
Section- 23 Section-23 Punishment for illegal import into India, export from India or transhipment of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances Chapter 1
Section- 24 Section-24 Punishment for external dealings in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in contravention of section 12 Chapter 1
Section- 25 Section-25 Punishment for allowing premises, etc., to be used for commission of an offence Chapter 1
Section- 25A Section-25A Punishment for contravention of orders made under section 9A Chapter 1
Section- 26 Section-26 Punishment for certain acts by licensee or his servants Chapter 1
Section- 27 Section-27 Punishment for illegal possession in small quantity for personal consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance or consumption of such drug or substance Chapter 1
Section- 27A Section-27A Punishment for financing illicit traffic and harboring offenders Chapter 1
Section- 28 Section-28 Punishment for attempts to commit offences Chapter 1
Section- 29 Section-29 Punishment for abetment and criminal conspiracy Chapter 1
Section- 30 Section-30 Preparation Chapter 1
Section- 31 Section-31 Enhanced punishment for certain offences after previous conviction Chapter 1
Section- 31A Section-31A Death penalty for certain offences after previous conviction Chapter 1
Section- 32 Section-32 Punishment for offence for which no punishment is provided Chapter 1
Section- 32A Section-32A No suspension, remission or commutation in any sentence awarded under this Act Chapter 1
Section- 33 Section-33 Application of section 360 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and of the Probation of Offenders Act, 1958 Chapter 1
Section- 34 Section-34 Security for abstaining from commission of offence Chapter 1
Section- 35 Section-35 Presumption of culpable mental state Chapter 1
Section- 36 Section-36 Constitution of Special Courts Chapter 1
Section- 36A Section-36A Offences triable by Special Courts Chapter 1
Section- 36B Section-36B Appeal and revision Chapter 1
Section- 36C Section-36C Application of Code to proceedings before a Special Court Chapter 1
Section- 36D Section-36D Transitional provisions Chapter 1
Section- 37 Section-37.  Offences to be cognizable and non-bailable Chapter 1
Section- 38 Section-38 Offences by companies Chapter 1
Section- 39 Section-39 Power of court to release certain offenders on probation Chapter 1
Section- 40 Section-40 Power of court to publish names, place of business, etc., of certain offenders Chapter 1
Section- 41 Section-41 Power to issue warrant and authorization Chapter 1
Section- 42 Section-42 Power of entry, search, seizure and arrest without warrant or authorization Chapter 1
Section- 43 Section-43 Power of seizure and arrest in public places Chapter 1
Section- 44 Section-44 Power of entry, search, seizure and arrest in offences relating to coca plant, opium poppy and cannabis plant Chapter 1
Section- 45 Section-45 Procedure where seizure of goods liable to confiscation not practicable Chapter 1
Section- 46 Section-46 Duty of land holder to give information of illegal cultivation Chapter 1
Section- 47 Section-47 Duty of certain officers to give information of illegal cultivation Chapter 1
Section- 48 Section-48 Power of attachment of crop illegally cultivated Chapter 1
Section- 49 Section-49 Power to stop and search conveyance Chapter 1
Section- 50 Section-50 Conditions under which search of persons shall be conducted Chapter 1
Section- 51 Section-51 Provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 to apply to warrants, arrests, searches and seizures Chapter 1
Section- 52 Section-52 Disposal of persons arrested and articles seized Chapter 1
Section- 52A Section-52A Disposal of seized narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances Chapter 1
Section- 53 Section-53 Power to invest officers of certain departments with powers of an officer-in-charge of a police station Chapter 1
Section- 53A Section-53A Relevancy of statements under certain circumstances Chapter 1
Section- 54 Section-54 Presumption from possession of illicit articles Chapter 1
Section- 55 Section-55 Police to take charge of articles seized and delivered Chapter 1
Section- 56 Section-56 Obligation of officers to assist each other Chapter 1
Section- 57 Section-57 Report of arrest and seizure Chapter 1
Section- 58 Section-58 Punishment for vexatious entry, search, seizure or arrest Chapter 1
Section- 59 Section-59 Failure of officer in duty or his connivance at the contravention of the provisions of this Act Chapter 1
Section- 60 Section-60 Liability of illicit drugs, substances, plants, articles and conveyances to confiscation Chapter 1
Section- 61 Section-61 Confiscation of goods used for concealing illicit drugs or substances Chapter 1
Section- 62 Section-62 Confiscation of sale proceeds of illicit drugs or substances Chapter 1
Section- 63 Section-63 Procedure in making confiscations Chapter 1
Section- 64 Section-64 Power to tender immunity from prosecution Chapter 1
Section- 64A Section-64A Immunity from prosecution to addicts volunteering for treatment Chapter 1
Section- 65 Section-65 Power to make rules regulating disposal of confiscated articles and rewards Chapter 1
Section- 66 Section-66 Presumption as to documents in certain cases Chapter 1
Section- 67 Section-67 Power to call for information, etc Chapter 1
Section- 68 Section-68 Information as to commission of offences Chapter 1
Section- 68A Section-68A Application Chapter 1
Section- 68B Section-68B Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 68C Section-68C Prohibition of holding illegally acquired property Chapter 1
Section- 68D Section-68D Competent authority Chapter 1
Section- 68E Section-68E Identifying illegally acquired property Chapter 1
Section- 68F Section-68F Seizure or freezing of illegally acquired property Chapter 1
Section- 68G Section-68G Management of properties seized or forfeited under this Chapter Chapter 1
Section- 68H Section-68H Notice of forfeiture of property Chapter 1
Section- 68I Section-68I Forfeiture of property in certain cases Chapter 1
Section- 68J Section-68J Burden of proof Chapter 1
Section- 68K Section-68K Fine in lieu of forfeiture Chapter 1
Section- 68L Section-68L Procedure in relation to certain trust properties Chapter 1
Section- 68M Section-68M Certain transfers to be null and void Chapter 1
Section- 68N Section-68N Constitution of Appellate Tribunal Chapter 1
Section- 68O Section-68O Appeals Chapter 1
Section- 68P Section-68P Notice or order not to be invalid for error in description Chapter 1
Section- 68Q Section-68Q Bar of jurisdiction Chapter 1
Section- 68R Section-68R Competent Authority and Appellate Tribunal to have powers of civil court Chapter 1
Section- 68S Section-68S Information to competent authority Chapter 1
Section- 68T Section-68T Certain officers to assist Administrator, competent authority and Appellate Tribunal Chapter 1
Section- 68U Section-68U Power to take possession Chapter 1
Section- 68V Section-68V Rectification of mistakes Chapter 1
Section- 68W Section-68W Findings under other laws not conclusive for proceedings under this Chapter Chapter 1
Section- 68X Section-68X Service of notices and orders Chapter 1
Section- 68Y Section-68Y Punishment for acquiring property in relation to which proceedings have been taken, under this Chapter Chapter 1
Section- 69 Section-69 Protection of action taken in good faith Chapter 1
Section- 70 Section-70 Central Government and State Governments to have regard to international conventions while making rules Chapter 1
Section- 71 Section-71 Power of Government to establish centers for identification, treatment, etc., of addicts and for supply of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances Chapter 1
Section- 72 Section-72 Recovery of sums due to Government Chapter 1
Section- 73 Section-73 Bar of jurisdiction Chapter 1
Section- 74 Section-74 Transitional provisions Chapter 1
Section- 74A Section-74A Power of Central Government to give directions Chapter 1
Section- 75 Section-75 Power to delegate Chapter 1
Section- 76 Section-76 Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 77 Section-77 Rules and notifications to be laid before Parliament Chapter 1
Section- 78 Section-78 Power of State Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 79 Section-79 Application of the Customs Act, 1962 Chapter 1
Section- 80 Section-80 Application of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 not barred Chapter 1
Section- 81 Section-81 Saving of State and special laws Chapter 1
Section- 82 Section-82 Repeal and savings Chapter 1
Section- 83 Section-83 Power to remove difficulties Chapter 1
Section- Foot Notes Chapter 1
Section- THE SCHEDULE : List of Psychotropic Substances Chapter 1

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