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Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940

[Act No. 23 of 1940]1 An Act to regulate the import, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs 2[and cosmetics]; Whereas it is expedient to regulate the 3[import, manufacture, distribution and sale] of drugs 2[and cosmetics] And whereas the Legislatures of all the Provinces have passed resolutions in terms of section 103 of the Government of India Act, 1935, in relation to such of the above-mentioned matters and matters ancillary thereto as are enumerated in List II of the Seventh Schedule to the said Act; It is hereby enacted as follows:



Section Title
Section- 1 Section-1 Short title, extent and commencement Chapter 1
Section- 2 Section-2 Application of other laws not barred Chapter 1
Section- 3 Section-3 Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 3A Section-3A Construction of references to any law not in force or any functionary not in existence in the State of Jammu and Kashmir Chapter 1
Section- 4 Section-4 Presumption as to poisonous substances Chapter 1
Section- 5 Section-5 The Drugs Technical Advisory Board Chapter 1
Section- 6 Section-6 The Central Drugs Laboratory Chapter 1
Section- 7 Section-7 The Drugs Consultative Committee Chapter 1
Section- 7A Section-7A Section 5 and 7 not to apply to Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drugs Chapter 1
Section- 8 Section-8 Standards of quality Chapter 1
Section- 9 Section-9 Misbranded drugs Chapter 1
Section- 9A Section-9A Adulterated drugs Chapter 1
Section- 9B Section-9B Spurious drugs Chapter 1
Section- 9C Section-9C Misbranded cosmetics Chapter 1
Section- 9D Section-9D Spurious cosmetics Chapter 1
Section- 10 Section-10 Prohibition of import of certain drugs or cosmetics Chapter 1
Section- 10A Section-10A Power of Central Government to prohibit import of drugs and cosmetics in public interest Chapter 1
Section- 11 Section-11 Application of law relating to sea customs and powers of Customs offices Chapter 1
Section- 12 Section-12 Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 13 Section-13 Offences Chapter 1
Section- 14 Section-14 Confiscation Chapter 1
Section- 15 Section-15 Jurisdiction Chapter 1
Section- 16 Section-16 Standards of quality Chapter 1
Section- 17 Section-17 Misbranded drugs Chapter 1
Section- 17A Section-17A Adulterated drugs Chapter 1
Section- 17B Section-17B Spurious drugs Chapter 1
Section- 17C Section-17C Misbranded cosmetics Chapter 1
Section- 17D Section-17D Spurious cosmetics Chapter 1
Section- 18 Section-18 Prohibition of manufacture and sale of certain drugs and cosmetics Chapter 1
Section- 18A Section-18A Disclosure of the name of the manufacturer, etc. Chapter 1
Section- 18B Seciton-18B Maintenance of records and furnishing of information Chapter 1
Section- 19 Section-19 Pleas Chapter 1
Section- 20 Section-20 Government Analysis Chapter 1
Section- 21 Section-21 Inspectors Chapter 1
Section- 22 Section-22 Powers of Inspectors Chapter 1
Section- 23 Section-23 Procedure of Inspectors Chapter 1
Section- 24 Section-24 Persons bound to disclose place where drugs or cosmetics are manufactured or kept Chapter 1
Section- 25 Section-25 Reports of Government Analysts Chapter 1
Section- 26 Section-26 Purchase of drug or cosmetic enabled to obtain test or analysis Chapter 1
Section- 26A Section-26A Powers of Central Government to prohibit manufacture, etc., of drug and cosmetic in public interest Chapter 1
Section- 27 Section-27 Penalty for manufacture, sale, etc., of drugs in contravention of this Chapter Chapter 1
Section- 27A Section-27A Penalty for manufacture, sale etc., of cosmetics in contravention of this Chapter Chapter 1
Section- 28 Section-28 Penalty for non-disclosure of the name of the manufacturer, etc. Chapter 1
Section- 28A Section-28A Penalty for not keeping documents, etc., and for non-disclosure of information Chapter 1
Section- 28B Section-28B Penalty for manufacture, etc., of drugs or cosmetics in contravention of section 26A Chapter 1
Section- 29 Section-29 Penalty for use of Government Analyst's report for advertising Chapter 1
Section- 30 Section-30 Penalty for subsequent offences Chapter 1
Section- 31 Section-31 Confiscation Chapter 1
Section- 31A Section-31A Application of provisions to Government departments Chapter 1
Section- 32 Section-32 Cognizance of offences Chapter 1
Section- 32A Section-32A Power of Court to implead the manufacturer, etc. Chapter 1
Section- 33 Section-33 Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 33A Section-33A Chapter not to apply to Ayurvedic; Siddha or Unani drugs Chapter 1
Section- 33B Section-33B Application of Chapter IVA Chapter 1
Section- 33C Section-33C Ayurvedic and Unani Drugs Technical Advisory Board Chapter 1
Section- 33D Section-33D The Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Consultative Committee Chapter 1
Section- 33E Section-33E Misbranded drugs Chapter 1
Section- 33EE Section-33EE Adulterated drugs Chapter 1
Section- 33EEA Section-33EEA Spurious drugs Chapter 1
Section- 33EEB Section-33EEB Regulation of manufacture for sale of Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani drugs Chapter 1
Section- 33EEC Section-33EEC Prohibition of manufacture and sale of certain Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani drugs Chapter 1
Section- 33EED Section-33EED Power of Central Government to prohibit manufacture, etc., of Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drugs in public interest Chapter 1
Section- 33F Section-33F Government Analysts Chapter 1
Section- 33G Section-33G Inspectors Chapter 1
Section- 33H Section-33H Application of provisions of sections 22, 23, 24 and 25 Chapter 1
Section- 33I Section-33I Penalty for manufacture, sale etc., of Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug in contravention of this Chapter Chapter 1
Section- 33J Section-33J Penalty for subsequent offences Chapter 1
Section- 33K Section-33K Confiscation Chapter 1
Section- 33L Section-33L Application of provisions to Government departments Chapter 1
Section- 33M Section-33M Cognizance of offences Chapter 1
Section- 33N Section-33N Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 33O Section-33O Power to amend First Schedule Chapter 1
Section- 33P Section-33P Power to give directions Chapter 1
Section- 34 Section-34 Offences by companies Chapter 1
Section- 34A Section-34A Offences by Government departments Chapter 1
Section- 34AA Section-34AA Penalty for vexatious search or seizure Chapter 1
Section- 35 Section-35 Publication of sentences passed under this Act Chapter 1
Section- 36 Section-36 Magistrate's power to impose enhanced penalties Chapter 1
Section- 36A Section-36A Certain offences to be tried summarily Chapter 1
Section- 37 Section-37 Protection of action taken in good faith Chapter 1
Section- 38 Section-38 Rules to be laid before Parliament Chapter 1
Section- THE FIRST SCHEDULE Chapter 1
Section- THE SECOND SCHEDULE Chapter 1
Section- Foot Notes Chapter 1

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