What is NDPS Act?

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 is generally referred to as the NDPS Act, which prohibits any individual who is engaged in any activity consisting of producing, cultivating, selling, purchasing, transporting, storing, and/or consuming any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance.

When Was It Introduced?

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances bill was presented in the Lok Sabha on 23 August 1985 and later, passed by both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Later on, the then President Giani Zail Singh received this on 16 September 1985 and came into force on 14 Nov 1985.

Updated on: 25-Jun-2020


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