ADC B’pora chairs meeting for Implementation of COTPA-2003
Bandipora: Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Waseem Raja on Tuesday chaired a meeting of concerned officers to discuss modalities for implementation of Cigarette And other tobacco Products Act-2003(COTPA-2003).
The meeting was attended by ACR Bandipora Parvaiz Rahim, DSWO Bandipora, Dy CEO Bandipora, EO MC Bandipora, SHO Bandipora besides other concerned officers.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner stressed on intensive IEC activities for implementation of COTPA-2003. He also called for strict ban on sale of cigarettes within 100 yards of educational institutions.
He also directed officers to install sign boards in offices and public places to declare them as ‘No smoking Zones’.
The ADC also stressed on officers to work in coordination for implementation of COTPA-2003 and directed them to enforce the law and act against people smoking in public places, including govt offices, buses, restaurants and other places.