Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Selling of Tobacco Products Near School Premises

Posted On: 23 JUL 2019 2:17PM by PIB Delhi

Section- 6 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA, 2003) prohibits sale of cigarettes or any other tobacco products to any person who is under eighteen years of age; and in an area within a radius of one hundred yards of any educational institution

The enforcement of provisions of COTPA, 2003 and Rules made thereunder is the responsibility of the States/Union Territories. As reported by States/Union Territories, violation of Section-6 is noticed. The number of persons fined and amount of fine collected for violation of the provisions of Section 6 during 2018 – 2019 is given below:

Challan Details under Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA, 2003) for 2018-19

 

(As per the information received from the States/Union Territories)

 

 

2018-19

States/UTs

Section-6(a)

Section-6(b)

 

No.

of persons fined

Amount collected (in Rs.)

No.

of persons fined

Amount collected (in Rs.)

Arunachal Pradesh

0

0

1

200

Assam

0

0

62

4240

Bihar

130

950

138

2400

Chhattisgarh

321

65726

990

8690

Delhi

299

93000

472

 

178510

Gujarat

8712*

1434970*

8712*

1434970*

Haryana

70

1400

0

0

Jammu and Kashmir

0

0

01

200

Jharkhand

318

63600

78

15600

Karnataka

945

125123

1139

114195

Kerala

75

103000

843

113100

Madhya Pradesh

41

3720

117

14580

Maharashtra

905

184650

1006

209160

Mizoram

34

3,720

83

5,850

Nagaland

0

0

266

49,930

Puducherry

0

0

24

8700

Punjab

23886~

1314215~

23886~

1314215~

Rajasthan

29885~

95487

29885~

5000

Sikkim

07

900

11

1870

Tamil Nadu

1581

330300

4844

1010400

Tripura

23

2180

1

200

Uttar Pradesh

34

6750

22

4320

Uttarakhand

57

8300

213

10800

 

* Total number of persons fined/amount collected under Section-6(a) and Section-6(b) of COTPA, 2003 collectively.

~Total number of persons fined/amount collected under Section-4 and Section-6 of COTPA, 2003 collectively.

 

For effective implementation of this Section, Central Government has authorized officers from various Departments and advises States/Union Territories, from time to time, for the strict compliance of Section-6 of COTPA, 2003. On 31.05.2019, the Ministry has also issued the “Guidelines for Tobacco Free Educational Institution(Revised)”.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

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MV/LK

 



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