The Drugs Control Administration has been functioning under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, Drugs and Cosmetics Rules 1945 and Medical Devices Rules 2017 under Health Department, Government of Manipur at the Directorate of Health Services.
1. Maintain quality, safety and efficacy of drugs, cosmetics and medical devices moving in the state.
2. Regulate manufacturing, sale, storage and distribution of drugs, cosmetics and medical devices.
3. Enforce the provisions of the said Act and Rules in any matters relating to drugs, cosmetics and
medical devices in the State of Manipur.
Drugs Licence is a permission granted by the competent authority / licensing authority under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Drugs and Cosmetics Rules 1945 to carry out business concerning drugs/medicines, cosmetics and other related items. In other words, no person can start or continue a business dealing with drugs and related items in India, unless an appropriate licence is obtained for the conduct of such activity.