4. Functions, duties and powers of Council

4. Functions, duties and powers of Council

4. Functions, duties and powers of Council :

(1) It shall be the duty of the Council to provide advice to the Government of Nepal on theoretical and administrative matters relating to drugs, taking into account of the main object to protect the national interest and make the country self-reliant by checking the import based production process and being more dependent on  indigenous herbs etc.
(2) In addition to providing advice pursuant to Clause (1), the Council may also provide advice to the Government of Nepal on the following matters:
(a) To formulate required policies on, inter alia, the development, research, production, sale, distribution,
consumption, export and import of the drugs,
(b) To formulate programme corresponding to the determined policies,
(c) To make provision of administrative and technical matters for the implementation of the formulated
programme,
(d) To make coordination and harmonization amongst various offices of the Government of Nepal,
(e) To fix price of drugs,
(f) To fix basic matters on patents of drugs,
(g) To prohibit the production, sale, distribution, storage and transportation of any drugs,
(h) To give recognition to any native or foreign research laboratory or laboratory, if so required, for purposes of
test or analysis of drugs and similar other activities,
(i) To take necessary action on complaints filed with the Government of Nepal on drug related matters,
(j) To implement the Act or the rules framed under the Act or to resolve problems that come across in the course of
implementation.