DRAFT OF NEW DRUGS, MEDICAL DEVICES AND COSMETICS BILL 2022
The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 is a pre-independence legislation enacted by the Central Legislative Assembly. Review of obsolete laws and updating of the existing laws is a continuing process to accommodate changed requirements and adaptation of new technology.
The Government has time and again emphasized the need to review obsolete laws and to periodically repeal and amend laws, for which Bill are being brought before the Parliament.
The work of review and updating of Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 was vigorously taken up from the year 2016.
In light of recommendations of the Central Government and the felt need to have comprehensive legislation, a committee was constituted for framing the New Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical Devices Bill. As per recommendations of the Committee. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India proposes a draft New Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Bill, 2022 in order to keep pace with changing needs, times, technology. In this regard, a draft bill has been prepared, a copy of which is enclosed.
It has been decided to solicit suggestions/comments/objections from the public/ stakeholders with regard to the said draft Bill.
The suggestions/comments/objections may be forwarded within 45 days from the date of issue of this Notice by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Under Secretary (Drugs Regulation), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Room No. 434, C Wing, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi – 110011.
The suggestions/comments/objections received on the above email/address within the period of 45 days from the date of issue of the Notice, shall be taken into consideration for finalization of the notification.
A detailed Notice is available in the following link.