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Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985

As Amended upto date

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



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