Pharmaceutical Organisation Part II: Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)

Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)

It is a central drug authority basically working for discharging functions assigned to the Central Government under Drug and Cosmetic Act


Functions of CDSCO:

Regulatory control over the import of drugs, approval of new drugs and clinical trials, meetings of Drugs Consultative Committee (DCC) and Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB), approval of certain licences as Central Licence Approving Authority.

Joint Inspection and coordination of Zonal Offices and State Drug Controllers

Port offices exercise Quality control of imported drugs

Testing of Drug samples by Drug testing laboratories

The Organisational structure includes:

Head Quarters: New Delhi

Zonal Offices:

North Zone: Gaziabad, South Zone: Chennai, East Zone: Kolkata, West Zone: Mumbai, Hyderabad Zone, Ahmedabad Zone

Sub Zonal Offices:

Bangalore, Chandigarh, Goa, Jammu, Indore

Port Offices:

Ahmedabad , Chennai Port, Chennai Airport, Bangalore, Hyderabad , Goa, Delhi, Kolkata Port, Kolkata Air Cargo, Mumbai Air Cargo, Mumbai Nhava Sheva, Mumbai Custom House


Central Drug Laboratory, Calcutta

Central Drug Testing Laboratory, Mumbai

Central Drug Testing Laboratory, Chennai

Regional Drug Testing Laboratory, Guwahati

Regional Drug Testing Laboratory, Chandigarh

Central Drug Laboratory, Kasuali

Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar

National Institute of Biologicals, Delhi

Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad

CDSCO is working with a target of strengthening the manpower for new laboratories, mobile testing laboratories and Training academy. It is also working to set up newer laboratories specialised in different areas of testing pharmaceuticals. They are also thinking of strengthening the state drug regulatory system


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Yogesh Chaudhari
He is working as Assistant Professor at HSNCB’s Dr. L. H. Hiranandani College of Pharmacy, Ulhasnagar
Yogesh Chaudhari

Yogesh Chaudhari

He is working as Assistant Professor at HSNCB's Dr. L. H. Hiranandani College of Pharmacy, Ulhasnagar

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