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Drug Control Cell

The Drug Control Cell for Ayurvedic and Unani Medicines was started in  the year 1975 under the Drug Control Department of modern medicines functioning  under Directorate of Health Services, Delhi Administration, Delhi. The  licensing for the manufacture of Ayurvedic and Unani medicines was started in  May 1975 under the Provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. After creation  of separate Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy (now  Directorate of AYUSH) by the Government of NCT of Delhi in 1996, the Drug  Control Cell of Ayurvedic and Unani Medicine was brought under control of Directorate  of ISM&H in 1997.

Present staff strength of Drug Control cell is as below:                               


Assistant Drugs Controller- Dr. Vijay Kumar

Assistant Drugs Controller- Dr. Mohammad Khalid

Drugs Inspector :
  1. Dr. Senthil Kumar T.
  2. Dr. Ashutosh             

Drugs Inspector :
  1. Dr. Danish Rehan Usmani

The Assistant Drugs Controller (Ayurveda) and Assistant Drugs Controller  (Unani) have been notified as the Licensing Authority for Ayurveda and Unani  respectively.

There are 91 regular AYUSH manufacturing units in Delhi out of which 69 are  Ayurvedic units, 22 are regular Unani units, 10 are regular combined Ayurvedic  and Unani units and 2 Ayurvedic loan licensed and 1 Unani loan licensed units  as on 01.09.2016. Seven private drug testing laboratories in Delhi are approved  by Directorate of AYUSH for carrying out tests on Ayurvedic and Unani drugs and  raw materials.

Note: All Ayurvedic and Unani manufacturing  Units in Delhi are GMP compliant.

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Last Updated : 10 Sep,2022