The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) discharges multifarious important responsibilities including internal security. In pursuance of the obligations under the Indian constitution, the Ministry of Home Affairs continuously monitors the internal security situation, issues appropriate advisories, shares intelligence inputs, extends manpower and financial support, guidance and expertise to various agencies and State Governments for maintenance of security, peace and harmony. Under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is the coordinating point for all Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (DLEAs) and endeavors through coordination and cooperation to curb illicit trafficking of drugs and its consumption by supply and demand reduction activities.
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The multiplicity of stakeholders in Drug Law Enforcement has necessitated coordination between various agencies on real time basis. The Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted a four tier coordination mechanism for increasing coordination amongst the nationwide stakeholders from grass root level to apex level and effectively combating the menace of drugs. The Apex NCORD, Executive NCORD, State NCORD and District NCORD are four pillars of mechanism. In addition to this 04-tier structure Monthly NCORD meetings are chaired by the Director General, NCB. This mechanism aims to bring all agencies on supply, demand and harm reduction side under one umbrella.
Narcotics Control Bureau regularly organizes online and offline events such as drug disposal, International day against drug abuse, International meetings, drives on digital solutions to monitor problems of drug trafficking, drives for arrest of absconders etc.
Narcotics Control Bureau hosted in virtual mode 5th bilateral MTNG with BNN, Indonesia chaired by General Director Narcotics Control Bureau Both sides agreed on closer cooperation on issues of Maritime Trafficking, Capacity Building, Sharing of Intel, Use of Tech.
Two Days NCB Zonal Directors' Conference chaired by Director General,NCB- 22nd & 23rd August 2022
NCB organized the 3rd India-USA Counter Narcotics Working Group (CNWG) Meeting at New Delhi on 7th & 8th July, 2022
The drug offenders under NDPS Act invite severe and stringent punitive actions under law and NCB appeals all citizens to not to indulge in trafficking and consumption of drugs.
Proclaimed Offenders : NCB requests the courts to declare any offender under NDPS Act who has suffered declaration after proclamation under Section 82 (1) or Section 82 (4) Cr. P.C. according to Section 82 (2), (3) and Section 82 (5) CrPC.
PITNDPS Detention : PITNDPS Act, 1988 allows preventive detention of habitual drugs-crime offenders for up to two years. JS(PITNDPS), MoF is the competent Authority for issuing detention orders for NCB sponsored proposals.
Illicit Drug trafficking is a major transnational organized crime with the potential to undermine national security. The growing nexus between drug smugglers and terrorist groups is a serious concern. Such complex security concerns can only be dealt with holistic and cooperative relations with all other nations, who are also facing such serious concerns. NCB, India shares cordial and friendly relations with international drug law enforcement agencies worldwide on drug supply reduction. The Director General, NCB is the competent authority for controlled delivery operations in India and abroad.
The misuse and abuse of prohibited and prescription drugs amongst youth is a major health problem also identified internationally. The national survey of drug dependence published in 2019 explains the gravity of situation. Narcotics Control Bureau shares responsibility of Drug demand reduction and endeavours to aware the youth on harmful effects of drug abuse.
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