D&FCO conducts special drive on COTPA-2003
SRINAGAR: On the directions of the Commissioner, Food and Drugs Administration, Shakeel-Ur-Rehman, a special drive, to enforce the provisions laid down under the COTPA 2003, was carried out by the Food Safety Officers of Drug & Food Control Organization (D&FC) throughout the UT of J&K.
During the said drive, 876 inspections were carried out and 383 persons were found violating the Section (4) of the said Act and a fine of Rs. 29707/- were realized on spot from the persons who were found smoking in the public places.
Moreover, 09 shops were found selling Cigarette and other Tobacco Products within the radius of 100 yards of educational institutions and a fine of Rs. 1800 was realized from vendors for violating Section 6(b) of the said Act.
The Commissioner, Food and Drugs Administration, J&K has advised the general public not to smoke in public places, as it not only affects their health but also the co-person equally.