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Drug License in India

For commencing Drug or Cosmetic Business in India Drug License is mandatory. The provisions for this has been made in Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 which is applicable to whole of India. It is an Act to consolidate all the laws relating to drugs & cosmetics, which established the Drugs Control Department. In 1964, the Act was amended to include Ayurvedic & Unani drugs.

Documents Required for obtaining Drug Registration



1. Preliminery Documents like Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association or any Bye laws etc.
2. Identity proof of head of the business.
3. Proof of Address - Property Receipt, Rental Agreement
4. Site Plan of Business


5. Affidavict regarding compliance of MPD 2021
6. Proof of Qualification
7. Registration from council
8. Appointment letter and Bio Data

Conditions for obtaining Drug License in India



For grant of a licence in Form 20 or Form 21 or both, the premises are of an area of not less than 10 square metres. In Form 20-B or Form 21-B or both, the premises should be of an area of not less than 15 square metres. The clear height of the sales premises should be in accordance with the National Building Code of India, 2005 as amended from Time to Time


Types of Licenses
1. Manufacturing License
2. Sale License- a. Wholesale License, b. Retail License
3. Loan License

Registration Process for Drug License

Step 1 : Applicant has to obtain user ID and Password by giving request letter in person with the details of the firm.
Step 2 : All the documents should be scanned in 100 dpi and black and white and then should be uploaded using the said ID and Password at space provided for the purpose. All the information is filled precisely for respective application and then e-send the application. The licensing authority may ask for any other specific documents if required.
Step 3 : You will then need to follow-up with the government department for an update on your application. In case of rejection of your application for incomplete information, the fees once paid will be forfeited by the government.
Step 4 : The government department will take 45-60 working days to completely review your application and approve the same. Else, you can hire LegalRaasta for getting the Drug license for you. We get license issued in 98% of our cases and save our customers from all the government hassles.

General FAQ - Drug Registration

He/She has to obtain drug licence in every state in which business is being carried on. Drug licence is location specific.

Written complaint about doubtful quality of Drugs can be made to the Drugs Control Department, Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi, at F-17, Karkardooma, Shahdara, Delhi-32 indicating name and address of the complainant,name and other particulars of the Drug under complaint and nature of complaint.

Drug License Package

  • Drug License

  • Rs1500

  • Fresh license
  • Duplicate License
  • Renewal of License