Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
Part of: Prelims and GS-II- Policies and interventions
Context A Bill to replace an ordinance amending the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 was introduced in the Lok Sabha
- The NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2021 would replace an ordinance promulgated in September to correct an error in a 2014 amendment to the Act.
About The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
- It is also known as the NDPS Act.
- It prohibits any individual from engaging in any activity consisting of production, cultivation, sale, purchase, transport, storage, and/or consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance.
About psychotropics and Narcotics
- From a medical point of view, psychotropics designate chemical substances that act upon the mind, that is on the conscious or unconscious mental life of an individual.
- Narcotics include substances that cause stupor (unconscious), muscular relaxation and a reduction or elimination of sensitivity.