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The 14th Session of the National Council concludes on 8th December 2014 - View tentative agenda for the 15th Session


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  • 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 »

  • November 24th, 2014

    1. Final deliberation on the Bio-safety Bill

    IMG_2858The Natural Resources and Environment Committee (NREC) was given the task to revisit Sections 9, 16 and 52 dealing with the Bio-Safety board, Section 20 dealing with genetically modified organisms capable of reproduction, and Sections 51 to 56 dealing with the legal action against offenders of the Law to iron out the inconsistencies and come up with a common agreement on what would be a reasonable degree of punitive action against offenders. Read More »