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  • November 26, 2014

    1. Deliberations on Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and Substance Abuse (NDPSSA) Bill 2014

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    The House continued its deliberations on the Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and Substance Abuse (NDPSSA) Bill 2014. It looked at the establishment of the Narcotics Control Board, appointment of Board Members, and Powers and Functions of the Board. By the same token, it also looked at the establishment of Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), appointment of its Head, and Powers and functions of the Authority. While the Board is required to provide effective leadership and coordination in implementing Bhutan’s national drug control and strategy, the BNCA is to function as the Secretariat to the Board. Read More »

  • November 25th, 2014

    IMG_2874Today, the Hon’ble Minister for Health introduced the Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substance & Substance Abuse (NDPSSA) Bill 2014. He said that the need to revise the NDPSSA Act 2005 had arisen since regulatory and procedural requirements for control and management of prohibited drugs and substances were inadequate, description and categorizations of drug related offences were not clearly outlined, absence of penal provisions for drug related offences, lacking basis for determining the magnitude of drug related offences, silent on the need and validity of drug test requirements, and inadequate listing of drugs commonly abused. Read More »