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License must for vendors to sale Tobacco products: Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat

With objective to implement COTPA (Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act)-2003, the government makes license mandatory for vendors to sale tobacco products.     

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.

 

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