22. Power to review :
The provision of section 100 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), relating to search and seizure shall, so far as may be, apply to searches and seizures under this Order.
Any person aggrieved by any notification issued or order made under paragraphs 3,5,8,9 or 10 may apply to the Government for a review of the notification or order within fifteen days of the date of publication of the notification in the Official Gazette or the receipt of the order by him, as the case may be, and the Government may make such order on the application as it may deem proper :
Provided that pending a decision by the Government on the application submitted under the above paragraph, no manufacturer, importer or distributor, as the case may be, shall sell a bulk drug or formulation, as the case may be, at a price exceeding the price fixed by the Government of which a review has been applied for.
23. Power to issue guidelines and directions :
The Government, may for the purpose of implementing the provisions of this Order, authorise any Officer, by a general or special order, to inspect the premises of any manufacturer, importer, distributor or dealer and such manufacturer, importer, distributor or dealer shall allow such authorised officer and make available all relevant information required for the purpose.
The Government may, from time to time, issue such guidelines and directions, consistent with the provisions of this Order to any manufacturer or importer as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Order and such manufacturer or importer shall comply with such guidelines and directions.
24. Penalties :
Any contravention of any of the provisions of this Order shall be punished in accordance with the provision of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955).
25. Power to exempt :
Government may, having regard to the factors mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) and subject to such conditions as it may specify, by an order in the Official Gazette, exempt any manufacturer from the operation of all or any of the provisions of this Order.
While granting exemption under sub-paragraph (1), the Government shall have regard to all or any of the following factors -
number of workers employed;
amount of capital Invested;
range/group and type of products manufactured;
production of bulk drugs from basic stage by a process developed through indigenous research and development, and which is significantly different from known processes and results in cost reduction;
production of a new drug which has not been produced elsewhere, if developed through indigenous research and development;
26. Delegation of powers :
The Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that all or any of the powers conferred upon it by this Order, other than those contained in paragraphs 22, 23, and 25 shall, subject to such restrictions, exceptions and conditions, as may be specified in the direction, be exercisable also by such Officer or authority as may be specified in the notification.
27. Repeal and saving :
The Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 1987 is hereby repealed.
Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken, including any notification or Order made, direction given, notice issued or exemption granted under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 1987, shall, in so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Order, be deemed to have been done, taken, made, given, issued or granted, as the case may be, under the corresponding provisions of this Order.
Joint Secretary to
the Government of India