D R U G   L I C E N S E                            

I.    Procedure for obtaining drugs license.

      Retail:  Retail   licenses  are   given   in   two categories   i.e., (i) C  & C I, (ii)  other than C & U 1 is for biological Product like hormonal   preparations, vaccines, etc and   all   the   other remaining  products comes under other than C & C 1. 

Wholesale: Same as retail.

II.    Criteria for license.

          Applicant  applying   for  retail   license   shall   preferably   be  registered Pharmacist or he   should have  in  employment  a registered Pharmacist who acts as the sale supervisor of  the retail trade.  However, for  wholesale license,  one need not be  a registered pharmacist. An experienced certificate of at  least our years of experience in dealing with drugs shall suffice.

          The premises where  the  retail  or  wholesale   trade is to be   done   should  be   registered    with   the   Land  Revenue Department done through the respective District Collectors. 

          The premises should be at least 10 sq meter in dimension  and shall he provided with racks  for storage  & other arrangements whatever applicable.

III.   How to apply

           An  application in form 19 of the Drugs and Cosmetics  Rules 1945 should  be  made f or both  retail and wholesale license. The  form  is available  in the Drugs and cosmetics Cell of the Health Department

IV.    Whom to apply.

          Application requesting for grant of drugs  license  should  be made  to the  Drugs  Controller / Licensing   Authority,  Drugs and Cosmetics Cell, Health and Family Welfare Department. 

V.     Documents required.

  Firm registration
  Certificate of registered pharmacist
  NOC of  House  Owner, if rented or  House Deed, if  owned
  Layout plan of the location of the premises.

VI.    License Fees.

           License fee for each license in form 20, 20-B 21,  21-B  is  Rs.1500/- (Rupees one thousand five hundred) only. The  license once issued or renewed is  valid for  a period  of  five  years. 

The revenue head of account is 0210-01-020-800-other receipt.



                    Under the Prevention of   Food  Adulteration  (PFA)  Act,  1954   and
Rules 1955 enforced in Sikkim w.e.f  1979, it is mandatory for all retailers  and
wholesalers of Food,  Vegetables,  petal,  beverages,  meat,  fish,  poultry  and
owners Hotels and Restaurants to have a License from  the Health  &   Family
Welfare  Department  duly  issued  by  a competent  authority.

                    How to apply for the  License?  Application must be   submitted  in
the   prescribed   form   which  can  be   obtained  from  the   PFA   Cell   of  the
 Department at a cost of Rs.5 to be deposited in the Head of A/C 0210-104-01. 

           Along  with  the application  form duly  filled  in,  the  following  documents  are required.    

   Sikkim   Subject    Certificate    or   Certificate  of  Identification  
   duly attached  by  DC/ADC  of  the  concerned  District.
  Two recent passport size photo.
  No objection from House owner where the shop is proposed 
   to be set up
  Recommendation from the concerned Area M.L.A.
Sanitation Inspection Report. South/West/North/East (Health Dept)

Incase of meat shop, no objection from the Animal Husbandry  Department,
Government of Sikkim.


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