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The Drugs Act, 1940

( ACT NO. XXIII Of 1940 )

Chapter II

THE DRUGS TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD, THE CENTRAL DRUGS LABORATORY AND THE DRUGS CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

The Central Drugs Laboratory
6. (1) The Government shall, as soon as may be, establish a Central Drugs Laboratory under the control of a Director to be appointed by the Government, to carry out the functions entrusted to it by this Act or any rules made under this Chapter:
 
 
 
 
Provided that, if the Government so prescribes, the functions of the Central Drugs Laboratory in respect of any drug or class of drugs shall be carried out at any prescribed Laboratory and the functions of the Director of the Central Drugs Laboratory in respect of such drug or class of drugs shall be exercised by the Director of that Laboratory.
 
 
 
 
(2) The Government may, after consultation with the Board, make rules prescribing-
 
 
 
 
(a) the functions of the Central Drugs Laboratory;
 
 
 
 
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(d) the procedure for the submission to the said Laboratory under Chapter IV of samples of drugs for analysis or test, the forms of the Laboratory's reports thereon and the fees payable in respect of such reports;
 
 
 
 
(e) such other matters as may be necessary or expedient to enable the said Laboratory to carry out its functions;
 
 
 
 
(f) the matters necessary to be prescribed for the purposes of the proviso to sub section (1).

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    Clauses (b) and (c) were omitted by Section 6 of the Drugs (Amendment) Act, 1963 (Act No. XXII of 1963)
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