Kulgam: With objective to implement COTPA (Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act)-2003, the government makes license mandatory for vendors to sale tobacco products.
“The Vendors in Kulgam shall be allowed to carry out the sale of tobacco products only after obtaining a license,” this was revealed during a District Level Coordination Committee (DLCC) meeting held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat for effective implementation of COTPA (Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act)-2003.
Speaking on the occasion as per press note issued to The Dispatch,, the DC said that the vendors have to get license for sale of Tobacco products in Kulgam and a smart portal will be developed for the purpose.
Earlier, during the meeting a powerpoint presentation highlighting the role and responsibilities of various departments/Stakeholders in tobacco control was also presented.
On the occasion DC exhorted upon the concerned stakeholders to implement all the sections of COTPA -2003 in letter and spirit.
He also directed Principal Degree college Kulgam, CMO, CEO to organize a week long sensitisation campaign from 26th of this month.
ADC Kulgam was also nominated as Nodal officer in the district for effective implementation of COTPA-2003.
Others who attended the meeting include ADC, Principal Degree College Kulgam, CEO, DHO, DSP-HQ, EO besides State Programme Coordinator Tobacco Control, Divisional Coordinator DHSK and other concerned officers.
Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch
The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism