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Vision & Mission


To strive for pharmaceutical excellence and health for all by ensuring the availability of safe, effective and quality drugs and Cosmetics to the public and to endeavor to empower our Department of Drugs Control, Puducherry as one of the best regulatory agency in the Country and pool into all sincere efforts to place U.T. of Puducherry on the global map as one of the best drugs regulatory institution.


The Mission of the Department of Drugs Control, Puducherry is to protect the public health by effectively and efficiently supporting the Health Care Quality Section and the Environmental and Consumer Safety Section in their regulatory activities.

This support is accomplished through the timely issuance of licenses, permits and certificate. The Regulatory Unit works closely with these two sections to achieve compliance through education and enforcement actions using a fair process, which balances the licensee's due process rights with our regulatory mandate.

The Regulatory Licensing Unit strives to provide prompt, courteous service to all of its internal and external customers by exercising strict control and vigil on the Drugs, Cosmetics, Medical Devices and Whole Blood / Blood Components manufactured and / or marketed / Supplied in order to ensure the availability of their standard quality to the public and also to ensure that the Market is free from counterfeit, Spurious and Not of Standard Quality drugs and No Drugs / Cosmetics are sold at a price higher than the Maximum Retail Price fixed by GOI which has been marked on the container.