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Commentary on The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (An Exhaustive Section-wise Commentary with Rules, Orders, Notifications & State Rules)

Commentary on The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (An Exhaustive Section-wise Commentary with Rules, Orders, Notifications & State Rules)

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Narcotic drugs and psychotropic subsatances are known in the medical science to relieve human sufferings and ailments. These drugs and substances are indispensible for relief of pain and suffering but at the sane time lead to addiction and destruction when abused or misused. the need for converted action dor the prevention and detection of drug menace can hardly be over-emphasised in view of the fact that drug abuse, drug  trafficking, arms trafficking, money laundering, and narcoterrorism are some of the white-collar crimes faced by the new millennium. There may not be any of the world which is free from the curse of drug addiction and durg trafficking. Millions of drug addicts all over the world are leading miserable life struggling between life and death. The  problem of drug addiction and trafficking therein os the most pressing problem being faced by mankind today all over the globe and it has spread its tenracles to every nook and corner of life. Realising the danger of drug abuse and illicit trafficking therein, the Indian Parliament enacted the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act in 1985 which has been amended by the NDPS (Amendment) Act No. 2 of 1989 and the NDPS (Amendment) Act No. 9 of 2001 and the Act has three fold approach - punitive reformative and preventive.
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Contents
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985

1.    Priliminary
       1.   Short Title, extent and Commencement
       2.   Definitions
       3.   Power to add to or omit from the list of psychotropic substances
2.    Authorities and Officers
       4.   Central Government to take measures for preventing and combating abuse of and illicit traffic in
              narcotic drugs, etc.
       5.   Officers of Central Government
       6.   The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Consultative Committee
       7.   Officers of State Government
2A.  National Fund for control of Drug Abuse
       7A. National Fund for Control of Drug Abuse
       7B. Annual report of activities financed under the fund
3.    Prohibition, Control and Regulation
        8.   Prohibition of certain operations
        8A. Prohibition of certain activities relating to property derived from offence
        9.   Power of Central Government to permit, control and regulate
        9A. Power to control and regulate controlled substances
        10. Power of State Government to permit, control and regulate
        11. Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, etc., not liable to distress or attachment
        12. Restrictions over external dalings in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
        13. Special provisions relating to coca plant and coca leaves for use in the preparation of
               flavouring agent
         14. Special provisions relating to cannbis
4.    Offences and Penalties
       15. Punishment for contravention in relation to poppy straw
       16. Punishment for contravention in relation to coca plant and coca leaves
       17. Punishment for contravention in relation to prepared opium
       18. Punishment for contravention in relation to opium poppy and opium
       19. Punishment for embezzlement of opium by cultivator
       20. Punishment for contravention in relation to cannabis plant and cannabis
       21. Punishment for contravention in relation to manufactured drugs and preparations
       22. Punishment for contravention in relation to psychotropic substances
       23. Punishment for illegal import in to India, export from India or transhipment of narcotic
             drugs and psychotropic substances
       24. Punishment for external dealings in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in
             contravention of section 12
       25. Punishment allowing premises, etc., to be used for commission of an offence
       25A. Punishment for contravention of orders made under section 9A
       26. Punishment for consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance
       27.  Punishment for consumption of any Narcotic drug or psychotropic substance
       27A. Punishment for financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders
       28. Punishment for attempts to commit offences
       29. Punishment for abetment and criminal conspiracy
5.    Procedure
5A.  Forfeiture of Property derived from, or used in, Illicit Traffic
6.    Miscellaneous

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Author Details
Dr. J.N. Barowalia
, Principal Secretary (Law)-cum-Legal Rememberancer to the Government of Himachal Pradesh, is an eminent jurist and has been conferred with 'Himutkarsha's National Integration Award' as "Crusader against Social Evils". Dr. Barowalia had a brilliant academic record and obtained his B.A. Degree from Punjab University securing first position in his college and L.L.B. Degree from Himachal Pradesh University in first division. He has also taken keen interest in the extra-curricular activities, declamation contests and had been a good player of badminton, table tennis and golf. He is a life member of the Shimla Ice Skating Club since 1965.
Dr. Barowalia topped in Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Competitive Examination held in 1975 and served as Sub Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate-cum-Rent Controller from July 1976 to June 1984, as Senior Sub Judge-cum-Chief Judicial Magistrate of Lahaul & Spiti District, Kangra District and Mandi District from July 1984 to October 1994 and since April 1995 he has been working in Higher Judicial Service. He served as District and Sessions Judge, Incharge of Kullu and Lahaul Division (1997-1999), Una Division (1999-2001) and Kangra Division at Dharamshala (2001 -2002). He was the President of District Consumer Redressal Forum, Shimla (2002-2003) and Principal Secretary to Hon'ble Chief Justice-cum-Registrar, High Court of Himachal Pradesh from June, 2003 to December, 2006. He is presently posted as Principal Secretary (Law)-cum-Legal Rememberancer to the Government of Himachal Pradesh since December, 2006. His books titled 'Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act, 1986', 'Commentary on the Himachal Pradesh Land Revenue Act', 'Commentary on the Himachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act', 'Commentary on the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act' and 'Commentary on the Right to Information Act', have received overwhelming response from Judges, Advocates and the Students of Law
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